Latest Willie Green News

Pelicans have a $200 million decision to make on Williamson

Apr. 29, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson says he'll jump at the chance to sign an extension with the New Orleans Pelicans this summer. It doesn't sound certain that one will be offered. And that is the $200 million — give or take — question that the Pelicans face...

Perfect Paul, top-seeded Suns finish off Pelicans in Game 6

Apr. 29, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chris Paul has accomplished so many things in his 17 NBA seasons that it’s nearly impossible to rank his Mount Rushmore moments. Short of a title, perfection, however, might be hard to beat. Paul was 14 for 14 — the most field goals without a...

Suns star Devin Booker returns for Game 6 against Pelicans

Apr. 28, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — All-Star guard Devin Booker returned to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night for Game 6 against the New Orleans Pelicans after missing three games because of a strained right hamstring. “He’ll be playing tonight,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. ...

Bridges, Paul lead Suns past Pelicans 112-97 for 3-2 lead

Apr. 27, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mikal Bridges was playing his 47th minute of basketball on Tuesday night when he leaped into the air, threw down a huge two-handed jam and pulled himself up on the rim with a little sneer for good measure. He's the do-everything man for these Phoenix Suns. And, no,...

Ingram, Pelicans overwhelm Booker-less Suns to tie series

Apr. 25, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans started its season 3-16. Now, the pesky Pelicans are proving to be a handful for the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference playoffs. Brandon Ingram scored 16 of his 30 points in the third quarter and the Pelicans beat the Suns — playing without...

Paul, Ayton help Booker-less Suns beat Pelicans 114-111

Apr. 23, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chris Paul came through in a big way when the Phoenix Suns needed him most. Paul scored 19 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and the Suns overcame Devin Booker's absence to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-111 on Friday night in Game 3 of the first-round...

Injuries make road back to NBA Finals bumpy for Suns, Bucks

Apr. 21, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

The road back to the NBA Finals has become bumpy for the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. Devin Booker strained his right hamstring Tuesday in Phoenix and Khris Middleton sprained his left knee a night later in Milwaukee, leaving both teams without one of their All-Stars. ...

Pelicans rally past Suns 125-114 after Booker's injury

Apr. 20, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Ingram's rolling, Devin Booker's hurting and the New Orleans Pelicans made it clear that this first-round playoff series will be a fight for the top-seeded Phoenix Suns. Ingram had a fantastic all-around game with 37 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to...

"Classic Chris" stellar down stretch, Suns beat Pels 110-99

Apr. 18, 2022 00:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul has built a Hall of Fame-caliber career by passing the ball. He can also shoot it quite well, if needed. Paul scored 19 of his 30 points during a brilliant fourth-quarter scoring display and the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans...

Green, upstart Pelicans get top-seeded Suns in first round

Apr. 16, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Willie Green's time as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns taught him that quick improvement can happen with the right mix of talent, desire and steady leadership. Turns out that blueprint can travel. Green, the first-year New Orleans Pelicans...