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Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) controls the ball against New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes, front left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Magic snap 5-game skid with 133-127 victory over Pelicans

Aug. 14, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the floor and the Orlando Magic tuned up for the postseason by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 133-127 on Thursday to snap a five-game skid. Both teams were missing many of their top players in a regular-season finale...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) handles the ball against Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith (14) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Holiday scores 28; Pelicans top Wizards without Williamson

Aug. 7, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 28 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Washington Wizards 118-107 without star rookie Zion Williamson on Friday night, improving their chances of earning a Western Conference playoff spot. Williamson, the top pick in the 2019 NBA draft,...

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) goes up for a shot against Sacramento Kings' Richaun Holmes (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Pelicans resting Zion Williamson against Wizards

Aug. 7, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have scratched rookie Zion Williamson from the lineup for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards. The team designated Friday a rest day for the NBA's top overall draft choice after he scored 24 points in 22 minutes in the Pelicans' 140-125...

Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert (27) is unable to score as New Orleans Pelicans' Derrick Favors (22) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Gobert lifts Jazz past Pelicans 106-104 in NBA restart

Jul. 30, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rudy Gobert sank two free throws with 6.9 seconds left to cap a 14-point, 12-rebound and three-block performance, giving the Utah Jazz a 106-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in the first game of the NBA's restart on Thursday night. New Orleans, which led for most of...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson shoots free throws prior to an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The NBA said Saturday, July 25, 2020, that Williamson will have to serve a four-day quarantine for leaving the league’s Disney bubble on July 16 to tend to an urgent family matter. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Williamson back in NBA quarantine, could be out on Tuesday

Jul. 25, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson will be out of quarantine by the time New Orleans plays in the first official game of the NBA restart at Walt Disney World. Whether the Pelicans will play him that night or not remains anyone’s guess. The NBA said Saturday that Williamson will have to...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson walks onto the court during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in New Orleans. The rookie sensation’s availability to play remained unclear as the season’s resumption in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approached. He left the NBA’s so-called “bubble” setup on July 16 to attend to an unspecified family medical matter. A week later, the club had yet to provide an update on his possible return.  (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

Pelicans eye playoff push with or without Zion

Jul. 23, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

With or without Zion Williamson, the New Orleans Pelicans think they'll be ready to resume their playoff push. The rookie sensation’s availability to play remained unclear as the season’s resumption in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, approached. He left the NBA’s so-called “bubble”...