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Team W-L L10 STRK
SA 27-20 7-3 W2
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NO 21-25 5-5 L2
DAL 20-24 4-6 L2
MEM 19-26 1-9 L4

Top Pelicans News

  • Pelicans' Julius Randle: Third straight 20-point outing

    Randle tallied 23 points (6-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds and three assists across 22 minutes Wednesday in the Pelicans' 147-140 loss to the Warriors.

    While Randle was incredibly efficient from the field en route to his third consecutive 20-plus-point outing, his minutes count might have been the most notable takeaway from his stat line. After falling below the 30-minute mark just once in his previous 14 games, Randle was benched for extensive stretches as coach Alvin Gentry ran the hot-shooting Nikola Mirotic alongside Anthony Davis in the frontcourt. With Mirotic healthy again and in strong form, Randle's playing time and overall numbers will likely take at least a slight dip moving forward.

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  • Pelicans' E'Twaun Moore: Scores 17 points in loss

    Moore compiled 17 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 147-140 loss to the Warriors.

    Moore got back on track following two straight sloppy showings. He had combined to score five points on 10 field-goal attempts in the last two contests, but he remains one of the team's top perimeter players, and coach Alvin Gentry clearly hasn't lost faith in Moore despite the fact that he has struggled to recapture the impressive scoring touch he displayed during the first month of 2018-19.

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  • Pelicans' Elfrid Payton: Season-high 12 dimes in loss

    Payton provided seven points (3-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 12 assists, five rebounds, and two steals in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 147-140 loss to the Warriors.

    Payton distributed a season high assist total, reaching double figures in dimes for the first time since the season opener. Payton has exceeded 29 minutes just once over the last eight games after sitting out for an extended stretch with a broken finger. With that being said, he has been among the most consistent contributors on the squad, and will likely be relied on heavily here in the second half of the season as the team tries desperately to become relevant in the race for the playoffs.

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  • Pelicans' Nikola Mirotic: Scores 29 points in 29 minutes

    Mirotic managed 29 points (9-14 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 147-140 loss to the Warriors.

    Mirotic was phenomenal, shaking off Wednesday's scoreless showing to produce his best point total since scoring 30 and 36 points respectively in the first and second games of the season. This is also the third time through 29 appearances that Mirotic has drained six treys. Moreover, he is contributing career-high averages in scoring, rebounding, and made threes, and coach Alvin Gentry will likely be forced to rely heavily on Mirotic as the team fights to make up ground in the race for the playoffs.

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  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis: Another big double-double in loss

    Davis dropped 30 points (11-26 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 18 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks, and one steal in 41 minutes during Wednesday's 147-140 loss to the Warriors.

    Davis has delivered 15 consecutive double-doubles, bringing his total to 32 through 40 appearances this season. Davis is on pace to shatter his previous career high in that category (50 double-doubles through 75 appearances in 2017-18), and he's also turning in career-high per-game averages in scoring (29.4), rebounding (13.5), assists (4.4), steals (1.8), and made threes (1.0).

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  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday: Scores 25 points in loss

    Holiday had 25 points (8-19 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-8 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, one steal, and one block in 41 minutes during Wednesday's 147-140 loss to the Warriors.

    Holiday scored 25 points for the second time in the last three games, and he continues to contribute quality stats across every category. This was also the fourth time in the last seven games that Holiday has made at least two threes while connecting on at least 44.4 percent from beyond the arc, so his career-low three-point percentage (33.0) seems to be trending in the right direction.

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  • Pelicans' Nikola Mirotic: Scoreless over 17 minutes

    Mirotic went scoreless (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt) over 17 minutes in the Pelicans' 121-117 win over the Clippers on Monday but added two rebounds and one assist.

    Mirotic's minutes are still being managed carefully following his return from an ankle injury, and judging by his minimal output Monday, the issue may still be impacting him to an extent. The 27-year-old had logged 22 and 27 minutes in his first two games back, however, so it's uncertain if the reduced playing time against the Pelicans was simply more the byproduct of a coach's decision. What is clear is that Mirotic has struggled with his shot in the last two contests while going just 3-for-11 from the field, including 1-for-8 from three-point range.

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  • Pelicans' E'Twaun Moore: Another lackluster line

    Moore mustered just three points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 29 minutes in the Pelicans' 121-117 win over the Clippers on Monday.

    Moore was a near non-factor in the offense for the second straight game, while all four of his other first-unit mates put up double-digit shot attempts. The 29-year-old appeared to have been working his way back up to the solid level of production he'd exhibited earlier in the season as 2018 wound down, as he scored 16 to 21 points in three games sandwiched around the advent of the new year. However, Moore has subsequently gone just 5-for-16 from the field in the next three contests, leaving him with a lackluster average of 7.8 points (on 40.7 percent shooting) through his first four January outings.

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  • Pelicans' Elfrid Payton: Solid complementary line in victory

    Payton turned in 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), six rebounds and three assists across 29 minutes in the Pelicans' 121-117 win over the Clippers on Monday.

    Payton's line was a serviceable one from a fantasy standpoint, although the point guard unsurprisingly took a back seat to the likes of Anthony Davis, Julius Randle and Jrue Holiday in terms of usage. The 24-year-old has scored in double digits in five of his first seven games since returning from a finger injury on Dec. 31, but he's exceeded 30 minutes just once during that stretch. Given how involved his aforementioned trio of first-unit mates typically are, Payton will likely be hard-pressed to offer scoring beyond the teens on most nights. However, as he demonstrated in a 25-point outburst versus the Nets in only his second game back, he's capable of the occasional spike in production when he gets the opportunity.

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  • Pelicans' Jrue Holiday: Well-balanced line in win

    Holiday generated 19 points (8-24 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-3 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, three steals and two blocks across 39 minutes in the Pelicans' 121-117 win over the Clippers on Monday.

    Holiday offset his considerable shooting struggles with excellent across-the-board production, posting his best assist total of the new calendar year in the process. The 10-year veteran's 33.3 percent success rate from the floor was his poorest since Dec. 28, but given that Holiday had shot 50.0 percent or better in the previous five games of January, it was clearly just a bump in the road. Holiday also continues to be as proficient as ever in terms of defensive production, as he's now posted either multiple blocks or steals -- and in Monday's case, both -- in five consecutive contests.

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  • Pelicans' Julius Randle: Excellent complementary production

    Randle supplied 27 points (10-19 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 7-9 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal across 33 minutes in the Pelicans' 121-117 win over the Clippers on Monday.

    Randle turned in an ultra-efficient performance, extending a heater that's now seen him shoot 50.0 percent or better in eight straight games. The 24-year-old continues to draw starts over Nikola Mirotic, who's still considerably limited after recently returning from an extended absence due to an ankle injury. Randle is supplementing his impressive scoring numbers with strong work on the boards and as a facilitator, as he's averaging 8.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists alongside 20.7 points in six January contests. Given how successful his run as a starter has been, it's certainly conceivable Randle holds onto his first-unit spot moving forward, irrespective of Mirotic's status.

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  • Pelicans' Anthony Davis: Another astounding double-double

    Davis posted 46 points (16-34 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 12-12 FT), 16 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block across 39 minutes in the Pelicans' 121-117 win over the Clippers on Monday.

    Davis shook off a slow start in the first quarter to roar back and deliver one of his signature lines. The perennial All-Star's scoring and rebounding totals paced both teams on the night, and he iced the victory for the Pelicans by scoring the final four points that represented the margin of victory on free throws in the closing minute. The 25-year-old has taken his already dominant game to a new level since the calendar flipped to 2019, as he's double-doubled in all six January contests on his way to averages of 34.0 points (on 53.1 percent shooting), 15.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.3 blocks and 2.0 steals across 36.3 minutes.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 117.4
(3rd)
115.8
(28th)

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