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Zion confident of NBA restart despite 25 positive virus cases

Jul 03, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Rookie sensation Zion Williamson says he trusts the NBA’s bubble environment in Orlando

BACK TO WORK. Zion Williamson (center) and the Pelicans look to crash the playoffs. File photo by Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE

Pelicans, Nuggets players, staff test positive for coronavirus

Jul 01, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The NBA continues to test players for COVID-19 weeks before the season restarts this month in Orlando

Photo from NBA

Pelicans 2020 playoff preview: Zion in the zone

Jun 20, 2020 - 3:00 PM

At full strength, the Pelicans bannered by genetic freak Zion Williamson are way stronger than their record shows

SLAMMIN’. Zion Williamson and the Pelican look to rediscover their momentum then the NBA resumes. Photo by Sean Gardner/AFP

Saints coach Payton tests positive for COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020 - 12:30 PM

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton becomes the first person in the NFL to contract the disease

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 13: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints looks on during the fourth quarter of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on October 13, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. James Gilbert/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron outduels Zion, lifts Lakers past Pelicans with triple-double

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Zion Williamson finishes with an NBA career-high in points, but LeBron James and the Lakers get the last laugh

DO-IT-ALL. LeBron James picks up his 13th triple-double of the season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LeBron outguns Zion as Lakers clip Pelicans

Feb 26, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Just 24 hours after an emotional memorial service for Kobe Bryant, the Lakers get back to work with LeBron James erupting for a season-high 40 points

Zion Williamson firing on all cylinders puts away Trail Blazers

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:27 PM

'I don't really think he's comparable to anyone that I have seen,' Portland's Melo Anthony says of Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson

HULKING. Zion Williamson pumps in a career-high 31 points. Photo from NBA

Giannis powers NBA-best Bucks; Harden sustains scoring crown chase

Feb 05, 2020 - 4:40 PM

'It's going to be a great duel for a lot of years,' says reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo after facing the Pelicans' 19-year-old rookie star Zion Williamson

HOTSHOTS. Young league stars Giannis Antetokounmpo (right) and Zion Williamson embrace after clashing for the first time this season. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks

Pelicans' Zion Williamson thrills in NBA debut

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:30 PM

After a tentative start, top rookie pick Zion Williamson unleashes 17 straight points in the 4th quarter

TOTAL PACKAGE. New Orlean's 19-year-old rookie Zion Williamson gets all the attention even as LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs pull off the win. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi, Clippers rally past Pelicans

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:24 AM

Still playing minus Paul George, the Clippers lean on Kawhi Leonard’s red-hot scoring

THIRD-RUNNING. The Clippers, led by Kawhi Leonard (center), roll to their 30th triumph to stay inside the West top 3. Photo from NBA

Pelicans snap Jazz streak in wild OT

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Brandon Ingram explodes for a career-high performance as the Pelicans end the Jazz's 10-game winning run

ON FIRE. Brandon Ingram celebrates after a clutch outing that sealed the Pelicans' upset win. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans

Injured Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson back next week

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Three months after suffering a knee injury, the top Rookie Draft pick finally gets to play his first official NBA regular season game

GETTING READY. Zion Williamson has joined the Pelicans' full-court scrimmage. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans

Ingram continues hot hand as Pelicans rout Knicks

Jan 11, 2020 - 12:37 PM

The Pelicans' second half surge sends the Knicks to their fifth straight loss

KEY PLAYER. Brandon Ingram plays a key role in making the New Orleans Pelicans one of the hottest teams in the NBA. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans Twitter

Davis fires 46 against ex-team as Lakers dump Pelicans

Jan 04, 2020 - 4:04 PM

'It was just another game for me,' says Lakers star Anthony Davis after another big night against his former squad

BIG SHOW. Anthony Davis erupts for a huge double-double. Photo from the LA Lakers

Pelicans rookie Williamson returns to practice

Jan 03, 2020 - 11:21 AM

'If it was up to me, I would have been out there two weeks ago,' says top draft pick Zion Williamson

GETTING BETTER. Zion Williamson can't wait to see action again. File photo from New Orleans Pelicans

Mavs' Doncic matches Jordan stat in rout of Pelicans

Dec 08, 2019 - 1:28 PM

For the 18th straight game, Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic records at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists

SLOVENIAN WONDER. Luka Doncic steers the Dallas Mavericks to their second-largest win of the season. Photo from Instagram/@dallasmavs

11 wounded in New Orleans shooting

Dec 01, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Authorities say the shooting took place at about 3:00 am on a crowded commercial street near many hotels in a historic district that attracts visitors from around the world

Lakers' Davis fires 41 but draws boos in New Orleans return

Nov 28, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Heckled by Pelicans fans, Anthony Davis responds by powering the Lakers to a come-from-behind win against his former team

Lakers Anthony Davis  Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Injury-riddled Pelicans deal Warriors 7th straight loss

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:45 PM

JJ Redick catches fire from deep to help the Pelicans topple the Warriors in a battle of the bottom two teams in the Western Conference

MARKSMAN. JJ Redick torches the Warriors with 6 three-pointers as the Pelicans pick up their fourth win of the young season. Photo from Twitter/@PelicansNBA

Zion Williamson positive about a healthy return to Pelicans

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Injured top rookie pick Zion Williamson looks to help New Orleans soon as the Pelicans struggle with a 1-6 start

RECOVERING. It may take two more months before topnotch rookie Zion Williamson hits the floor again. File photo

Golden State Warriors end skid for 1st win

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Warriors bounce back against the New Orleans Pelicans for a breakthrough win this season

FIRST WIN. The Golden State Warriors score a breakthrough win after dropping their first two games of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Defending champions Raptors claw Pelicans in OT as NBA kicks off

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Pascal Siakam and the Raptors prove well-capable of winning following the departure of Kawhi Leonard

NOT THIS TIME. Pascal Siakam and the Raptors deny Brandon Ingram a winning debut for the Pelicans. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/AFP

Zion Williamson out up to 8 weeks after knee surgery

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:07 AM

New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson undergoes a successful surgery on his right knee

RECOVERY. Zion Williamson is set to miss the first 6 to 8 weeks of the NBA 2019-2020 season. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans Twitter

Teen Zion Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Zion Williamson's debut may have to wait, but many expect the 19-year-old 'beast' to take the league by storm

TEEN TITAN. Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson thinks he’ll get to adjust pretty quickly in the NBA. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Zion Williamson to miss 'weeks' with sore knee – reports

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:34 PM

A major injury has been ruled out for Zion Williamson but the Pelicans want to be cautious to ensure plenty of time for the teen star to recover

HIGHLY TOUTED. All eyes will be on Zion Williamson once he plays his first official NBA game. Photo from Twitter/@PelicansNBA

Top NBA draft pick Williamson to miss Pelicans' final preseason game

Oct 18, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Rookie Zion Williamson, who averages 23.3 points on an astonishing 71% shooting clip, gets sidelined due to a sore knee

PHENOMENAL. Zion Williamson has been pumping in incredible numbers for the Pelicans. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Tropical Storm Barry pelts Louisiana, millions brace for flooding

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:38 PM

(UPDATED) For many, the storm and the potential for large-scale flooding conjures up memories of deadly Hurricane Katrina in 2005

PREPARING FOR BARRY. Sandbags line store front of a barber shop in preparation for tropical storm Barry in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 11, 2019. Photo by Seth Herald/AFP

Braced for Barry: New Orleans girds for 'extreme' storm

Jul 12, 2019 - 3:24 PM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump declares a state of emergency in response to a request from the Louisiana governor

PREPARING FOR BARRY. Sandbags line store front of a barber shop in preparation for tropical storm Barry in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 11, 2019. Photo by Seth Herald/AFP

WATCH: Zion Williamson wants 'something special' as Pelicans leader

Jun 21, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Nabbed as the first overall pick in the NBA Rookie Draft, the 18-year-old phenom is ready to assume the leadership role for the Pelicans

HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Zion Williamson wants to be known as a winner. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Pelicans choose Zion Williamson first overall in NBA draft

Jun 21, 2019 - 8:47 AM

The teen standout becomes the new face of the New Orleans squad that traded All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers last weekend

TOP CHOICE. Zion Williamson poses with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Pelicans eye Zion Williamson, future in NBA Draft

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:43 AM

After trading team star Anthony Davis to the Lakers, the Pelicans get a chance to reshape the franchise with Duke teen sensation Zion Williamson

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

NBA draft lottery: Pelicans land No. 1 overall pick

May 15, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Pelicans get a shot at picking Duke University superstar Zion Williamson in the June 20 league draft

FRESHMAN SENSATION. Duke University star Zion Williamson is widely predicted to be picked first in the NBA Draft. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis fined for fan gesture

Apr 05, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans star claims he only reacted to verbal abuse from a spectator

PENALIZED. Anthony Davis gets sanctioned for raising a finger towards the crowd. Photo from NBA Twitter

Harden cools down but Rockets still beat Pelicans for playoff berth

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Erupting for a combined 118 points in the last two games, the reigning NBA MVP finds no reason to maintain his torrid pace

NO EARLY VACATIONS. James Harden and Clint Capela lead the Houston Rockets to the playoffs for the seventh straight season. Photo from Houston Rockets' Twitter account (@HoustonRockets)

Raptors strike late, pummel Pelicans

Mar 09, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Kawhi Leonard fires 31 and Kyle Lowry tallies a triple-double as the Raptors rip the shorthanded Pelicans

BIG FINISH. Kawhi Leonard fuels the Raptors’ second-half surge against the Pelicans. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pelicans sign Latvia's Dairis Bertans

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The 29-year-old joins younger brother and Spurs forward Davis in the NBA

NEW VENTURES. Spending his entire career in Europe, Dairis Bertains earns his shot in the NBA. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Lakers, Bucks pull off escape acts

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:55 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers snap a two-game skid as the Bucks stay on top of the league after an overtime win

Minus Anthony Davis, Pelicans put dent on Lakers’ playoff bid

Feb 24, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Jrue Holiday and the Pelicans keep the Lakers out of the NBA Western Conference playoffs circle

CRUISING. Jrue Holiday buries 5 three-pointers in the Pelicans’ easy win over the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Anthony Davis will see reduced playing time with Pelicans

Feb 22, 2019 - 12:26 PM

'You will see a reduction in Anthony's minutes,' says New Orleans Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry

Shootout wounds 5 bystanders near New Orleans tourism area

Feb 18, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Police shoot and kill the suspect during the incident, which occurred almost two weeks before the Louisiana city's renowned Mardi Gras festival

Anthony Davis says Celtics among NBA clubs he'd gladly join

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:51 PM

The Pelicans star has been the talk of the NBA since confirming he won't sign a new long-term deal with New Orleans

NO WORRIES. Anthony Davis says the trade controversy hasn’t taken a toll on him. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘I’d want to be Anthony Davis'

Feb 16, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The NBA all-time leading scorer describes the Pelicans star as a 'complete player'

Hurt Anthony Davis wait-and-see for NBA All-Star Game

Feb 16, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The Pelicans star sustains a shoulder muscle contusion but plans to have treatment before the All-Star showcase

45 POINTS. Davis repeats another 40-point outing in two consecutive games. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP

Former PBA import Dell Demps out as Pelicans GM

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:33 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans dump general manager Dell Demps after Anthony Davis 'dumpster fire'

FIRED. Dell Demps’ sacking comes a couple weeks after franchise player Anthony Davis requested for a trade. Photo from NBA

Pelicans lose Davis but cool off red-hot Thunder

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Russell Westbrook erupts for another triple-double but the Pelicans outlast the Thunder even minus Anthony Davis in the second half

Anthony Davis wins over Pelicans fans irked by trade request

Feb 09, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Playing his first game since asking to be traded, Anthony Davis turns the jeers to cheers

FOCUSED. Anthony Davis shrugs off the boos and drops 24 of his 32 points in the first half. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers end Anthony Davis talks over 'outrageous' demands

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:41 AM

‘There was no more to give... the more they wanted the more it became outrageous and unrealistic,’ says a Lakers source privy to the negotiations

WISH LIST. Anthony Davis has listed the Los Angeles Lakers among the clubs he would sign a long-term deal after a trade. Photo from AFP

Anthony Davis says it's 'my time' to move on from Pelicans

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:17 AM

'I'm playing at an elite level, and I want to make sure I take advantage of that,' New Orleans star Anthony Davis on his trade request

JUST RUMORS. Anthony Davis denies pushing for a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Plucky Pelicans shock Harden, Rockets

Jan 30, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Amid the uncertainty surrounding star Anthony Davis, the Pelicans outlast James Harden and the Rockets

TAKING OVER. Jahlil Okafor drops 27 points to fuel a depleted New Orleans side. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA fines Davis $50,000 for making public trade demand

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:51 AM

The league says Pelicans star Anthony Davis violated a rule in the owners-players union agreement

HEADING OUT. Anthony Davis tells the New Orleans Pelicans that he will not sign a contract extension. Photo by Jonathan Bachmann/Getty Images/AFP