• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Pelicans' Ryan Anderson scores 26 in Game 3 overtime loss

    Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson scored 26 points on 10 of 14 shooting Thursday but his team was unable to avoid a 123-119 overtime loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Anderson delivered a big shooting performance in 30 minutes off the bench, finishing only behind Anthony Davis (29 points) on the scoreboard for the Pelicans. However, the Warriors were able to force overtime after outscoring the home team 39-19 in the fourth quarter. Anderson also managed five rebounds and two assists in the loss. The Pelicans will be looking to stave off elimination in Game 4 Saturday in New Orleans.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Pelicans need more from SF Ryan Anderson in Game 3

    The Pelicans have played the Warriors tough in their first-round playoff series but are still in an 0-2 hole. In order to get back in the series, forward Ryan Anderson will have to play a bigger role, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Anderson is just 1-for-11 from the floor in the first two games of the series, and the Warriors have clamped down on his outside shooting. New Orleans is 19-7 when Anderson scores more than 15 points. "A lot of Golden State's success is based around their defense," Anderson said. "I want to be more physical and have a presence down low on the offensive end."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Ryan Anderson sore but good after return to Pelicans

    Pelicans' forward Ryan Anderson played his first game in five weeks on Wednesday, after missing 18 games with a knee injury. Anderson scored 17 points in his return to the lineup and said he had no problems with the injury. I feel pretty good," he said, per NBA.com. "A little sore. I've tried to get a lot of rest and ice up. A little bit sore naturally, but I feel good, really good."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Pelicans' Ryan Anderson (knee) says he will play Wednesday

    After missing more than a month with a knee sprain, Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson said he will be available to play in Wednesday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers, reports Fox Sports. "I feel ready to go," he said. Anderson last played Feb. 21 because of the knee injury. Coach Monty Williams said he will ease Anderson back into the lineup, but there is no official minutes limit. The Pelicans are 8-point favorites.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Pelicans list Ryan Anderson (knee) as questionable Wednesday

    For the first time in more than a month, Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has a chance to play in a game. Anderson is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced. Anderson has not played since Feb. 21 after suffering a sprained right knee. In 52 games, Anderson is averaging 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Pelicans F Ryan Anderson (knee) expected to play during road trip

    With the Pelicans embarking on a three-game road trip starting Wednesday against the Lakers, coach Monty Williams said forward Ryan Anderson is expected to play at some point during the road trip, reports The Times-Picayune. Anderson has been sidelined since Feb. 21 with a sprained knee. In 52 games, Anderson is averaging 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (knee) hopes to return in a week

    Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson is able to increase his workload on his knee and he said he hopes to return in a week, reports the neworleansadvocate.com. Anderson has been out since Feb. 21 after spraining his knee, but he has hasn't been able to do any explosive exercises. He said he's about 80 percent recovered. "We're doing more and more each day," Anderson said.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Injuries costing Pelicans chance for post season

    The Pelicans have been riddled with injuries this season, including the recently hampered Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Omer Asik (calf strain), and currently sit three games, with 12 to play, behind the eighth-place Thunder, leading many to believe that New Orleans won't make the playoffs, according to NBA.comThe Pelicans haven't been close to full strength since Feb. 21 when both forwards Anthony Davis (ankle) and Ryan Anderson (knee) were sidelined by injuries. Although Davis has recently returned to the lineup, Anderson remains out with no timetable to return.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Pelicans rule out Anthony Davis (ankle) against Warriors

    The Pelicans have ruled out forward Anthony Davis for Friday's game against the Warriors, according to CSN Bay Area. Davis sprained his ankle during a practice on Thursday and will miss his second consecutive game as a result. The Pelicans have also ruled out guard Jrue Holiday (leg) and forward Ryan Anderson (knee). Guard Tyreke Evans (ankle) and center Omer Asik (calf) are considered game-time decisions.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    No return date yet for improving Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson

    Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (knee sprain) has been cleared to run and perform other exercises, but no exact timetable for his return has been determined, per NBA.com. "From last week, I wasn't even doing anything close to running," Anderson said. "This week it's made a lot of progress… I haven't done a ton of on-court stuff yet. I started to jog the other day. We did a little bit of lateral work, but that's where I'm going to have the most problem, because of the way my knee bent." Anderson suffered a right MCL knee sprain Feb. 21 at Miami and has missed 11 games. Anderson is averaging 14.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.