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Heat stay perfect at home, beat Pelicans 109-94

Nov. 16, 2019 11:25 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — There were calls that Miami coach Erik Spoelstra didn’t like. Just not many of them. The Heat set a franchise record by fouling only six times, Jimmy Butler shook off a pregame illness to flirt with a triple-double and Miami remained unbeaten at home by beating the undermanned New...

Pelicans spoil Paul George’s return, beat Clippers 132-127

Nov. 15, 2019 1:34 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night. George was playing for the first time since...

Holiday’s 36 points push Pelicans past Clippers 132-127

Nov. 15, 2019 12:23 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul George expected to shoot well in his Clippers’ debut because his surgically repaired shoulders felt great. It was the rest of his game — from ball handling to defense — that concerned him. Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from George three times...

Siakam scores 44 points, Raptors beat Pelicans 122-104

Nov. 9, 2019 12:52 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors tried to balance celebrating an impressive performance by Pascal Siakam and concern over injuries to two of their top players. Siakam matched a career high with 44 points in the Raptors' 122-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. As Siakam drained...

Defending champion Raptors lose Lowry, Ibaka to injuries

Nov. 9, 2019 12:40 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say starting point guard Kyle Lowry fractured his left thumb and sixth-man Serge Ibaka a severely sprained an ankle against the New Orleans Pelicans. Lowry said he was hurt in the first quarter Friday night when he tried to swipe the ball away from Pelicans center...

Pelicans beat Nuggets for first victory of season

Nov. 1, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans' matchup against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets looked troublesome on paper, yet a stunning performance by Jahlil Okafor lifted the Pelicans to their first win of the young season. Okafor scored 26 points, Brandon Ingram added 25 and the Pelicans beat the...

Curry, Green key Warriors' first win, 134-123 over Pelicans

Oct. 29, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Draymond Green turned in the all-court performance the Golden State Warriors needed to secure their first victory of the season, and then said what he felt was necessary to preserve maximum humility and hunger in the locker room. "We're still not a very good team," Green said. Green had...

Portis, Knicks beat Bulls 105-98 for 1st win of season

Oct. 28, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Portis scored a season-high 28 points against his former team, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:47 remaining, and the New York Knicks beat the Chicago Bulls 105-98 on Monday night for their first victory of the season. Portis hadn't scored in double digits yet in his first season...

Doncic's triple-double lifts Mavericks over Pelicans 123-116

Oct. 26, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As he watched his late, rainbow 3-pointer drop in off the glass, Luka Doncic skipped backward toward the defensive end for the Dallas Mavericks with a snarl on his face and clenched fists lowered near each hip. "He makes those shots. He's wild," teammate Kristaps Porzingis said. "At the...

Pelicans' Zion Williamson out 6-8 weeks after knee scope

Oct. 21, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans had right knee surgery, sidelining the hyped rookie for nearly two months. Williamson had his torn right lateral meniscus repaired on Monday. The club says his recovery will...