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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...

"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...

Pelicans earn 105-101 win over Clippers, claim No. 8 seed

Apr. 16, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A franchise player out for the season. A first-year head coach. A 1-12 start. The New Orleans Pelicans overcame it all and stormed back to make the playoffs. Brandon Ingram scored 30 points and the Pelicans rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to...

Clippers looking to eke out playoff berth vs Pelicans

Apr. 14, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From their first-ever Western Conference Finals appearance to a last-gasp play-in game, the Los Angeles Clippers have been a surprisingly resilient bunch. They finished two games above .500 despite not having superstar Kawhi Leonard all season and losing Paul...

CJ McCollum leads Pelicans past Spurs in play-in game

Apr. 14, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — CJ McCollum got New Orleans going early and Brandon Ingram took over late to send the Pelicans to Los Angeles for a chance at the final playoff spot. McCollum scored 27 of his 32 points in the first half to carry the young Pelicans to a 113-103 win over the San...

Pelicans-Spurs play-in matchup a study in resilience

Apr. 12, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans first-year coach Willie Green could have been forgiven for wondering what he had gotten himself into early this season. Star forward Zion Williamson was injured with no clear timeline for recovery, and the Pelicans started 1-12. Rather...

Thompson scores 41, Warriors top Pelicans to clinch 3rd seed

Apr. 11, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Klay Thompson punctuated his regular season with a fist pump — a display of emotion stemming from far more than his latest flurry of fourth-quarter points. Thompson made seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 41 points for the Golden State Warriors, who...

Pelicans beat Kings 123-109, clinch play-in spot in West

Apr. 06, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — CJ McCollum and Jaxson Hayes each scored 23 points and the New Orleans Pelicans clinched a spot in the Western Conference play-in tournament, beating the Sacramento Kings 123-109 on Tuesday night. Brandon Ingram added 17 points, eight assists and seven...

Krzyzewski K-O'd: North Carolina takes out coach, Duke 81-77

Apr. 03, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the 48th time over 47 years of unparalleled coaching, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski took the slow walk to midcourt and shook the hand of the North Carolina coach who beat him. After that, he found his wife, Mickie, and they made the slow, sad walk, hand-in-hand,...