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Pelicans-Kings game postponed out of caution for coronavirus

Mar. 11, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The last scheduled NBA game before the league planned to suspend the season because a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the new coronavirus was postponed at the last minute because one of the officials worked a game with the infected player. Officials announced that the game...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves' James Johnson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Holiday has 37 points help Pelicans top Timberwolves 120-107

Mar. 8, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have perked up since the debut of Zion Williamson. The presence of Jrue Holiday, though, can't be discounted in their improvement. Holiday just missed his second triple-double against Minnesota in less than a week, putting up a season-high 37 points and adding...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) dribbles as Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Ingram ovecomes shooting woes, helps Pelicans beat Heat

Mar. 7, 2020 12:17 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram overcame a poor shooting performance that included missing 15 of his first 17 shots by scoring five points in the final 62 seconds to help the New Orleans Pelicans hold off the Miami Heat 110-104 on Friday night. Mired in perhaps the worst shooting night of his career,...

Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell (0) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Derrick Favors (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Beasley, Russell lead Timberwolves past Pelicans, 139-134

Mar. 4, 2020 12:03 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Malik Beasley scored 28 points, D'Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Pelicans 139-134 on Tuesday night. Zion Williamson scored 25 points and Jrue Holiday had 27 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for New...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reaches for the ball as New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

James' triple-double lifts Lakers past Pelicans, 122-114

Mar. 2, 2020 12:26 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James keeps finding ways to assert his supremacy over the upstart New Orleans Pelicans and rookie sensation Zion Williamson — with or without the help of fellow Lakers All-Star Anthony Davis. James had 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and Los Angeles overcame both...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) looks to shoot against Golden State Warriors' Juan Toscano-Anderson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Holiday, Williamson keep Pelicans rolling in 115-101 win

Feb. 24, 2020 12:26 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Zion Williamson has been a dominant force on the court for New Orleans since making his NBA debut a month ago. Against Golden State, the heralded rookie made his biggest impact in the locker room with a halftime speech that provided the Pelicans with the boost they needed. Williamson...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, right, bring the ball up during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Williamson has 25 in Pelicans' 128-115 win over Blazers

Feb. 22, 2020 2:19 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Zion Williamson hears the accolades but insists he's still getting comfortable in his new job. He had 25 points for his seventh straight game with at least 20, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 128-115 on Friday night. “Even though I'm...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul reacts after the team's win in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Houston. Chris Paul is an All-Star for the first time since 2016, and the Thunder are firmly in the playoff race. Neither scenario seemed likely when the Thunder traded Russell Westbrook for Paul this past summer. Many are shocked, but Paul is almost dismissive when asked how it all has happened. His rejuvenation and leadership at age 34 have helped him make the most of a situation that appeared to be undesirable.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

Paul, Thunder surprising league heading into stretch run

Feb. 20, 2020 9:31 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul gets annoyed when the topic of the Thunder’s “surprising” success comes up. Expectations for Oklahoma City were low for many after an offseason during which the Thunder collected draft picks, traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul and...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) can't grab a pass at the basket, next to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

Feb. 14, 2020 12:19 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The veteran savvy of Danilo Gallinari and Chris Paul helped Oklahoma City withstand the latest stirring performance by Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. Gallinari scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Thunder beat New Orleans 123-118...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) dunks the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Williamson's 31 points pushes Pelicans past Blazers, 138-117

Feb. 12, 2020 12:40 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson has recorded his first 30-point performance just nine games into his NBA career. Williamson scored 31 points in barely 28 minutes on the court, and the New Orleans Pelicans used a dominant second half to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 138-117 on Tuesday night. ...