Paul, Ayton help Booker-less Suns beat Pelicans 114-111
(AP Photo/Michael DeMocker) (Michael Democker)NEW ORLEANS — (AP) — Chris Paul scored 19 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns overcame Devin Booker's absence to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-111 on Friday night in Game 3 of the first-round series. Deandre Ayton added 28 points and 17 rebounds to help the top-seeded Suns take a 2-1 series lead. Paul scored 15 of Phoenix’s first 23 points of the final quarter. Backup center center JaVale McGee scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting as the Suns hurt the Pelicans inside. That dustup sparked a 16-5 Phoenix run to close the half, and the Suns led 59-48 at intermission.wftv.com
Pelicans rally past Suns 125-114 after Booker's injury
Pelicans Suns Basketball New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) dries as Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) defends during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Phoenix. The Suns — who led the NBA with a franchise-record 64 wins during the regular season — trailed 77-74 when he departed. Ingram added tough back-to-back jumpers in the closing minutes to keep a final Suns rally at bay. DA BABYBooker scored 16 points in the first quarter on 6 of 10 shooting and his final bucket was a heartwarmer. Suns: Chris Paul finished with 17 points and 14 assists but shot just 5 of 16 from the field.wftv.com
Ja Morant returns to help Grizzlies rout Pelicans, 141-114
Ja Morant had 21 points and nine assists in his return from soreness in his right knee, Dillon Brooks scored 23 points and the Memphis Grizzlies routed the New Orleans Pelicans 141-114 on Saturday night to tie the 2012-13 franchise record for victories in a season at 56.
Video shows police use stun gun on NBA's Jaxson Hayes
Pelicans Jaxson Hayes Arrest Video This Thursday, July 29, 2021, booking photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes. The cousin said Hayes’ girlfriend was sending her text messages saying he had become loud and violent and she was scared. Los Angeles police have presented the case to prosecutors, who haven’t decided whether to file charges. Authorities previously said Hayes’ girlfriend has declined to cooperate in the investigation. Hayes’ cousin begins yelling “Jaxson, stop!” as he scuffles with the officers, shoving one into a wall near the front door.wftv.com
NBA's Jaxson Hayes arrested in Los Angeles police struggle
Pelicans Jaxson Hayes Arrest Basketball FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes looks on during an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. Hayes was arrested in Los Angeles after a struggle with officers who were responding to a report of a domestic dispute and had to use a Taser and other force before they could handcuff him, authorities said Thursday, July 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File) (Tyler Kaufman)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was arrested in Los Angeles after a struggle with officers who were responding to a report of a domestic dispute and used a Taser and other force before handcuffing him, authorities said Thursday. Hayes received treatment for unspecified injuries he got during the struggle before going to jail, police said. Hayes received treatment for injuries that were not detailed.wftv.com
Ingram, Williamson pace Pelicans in 128-111 win over Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers center Montrezl Harrell (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Ingram scored a season-high 36 points, Williamson had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Lakers 128-111 on Tuesday night. “We had a stretch in the second quarter where we hit a big drop, which really hurt us in this game,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. AdThe Lakers never got within single digits in the second half and trailed by as many as 30. Pelicans: Starting point guard Lonzo Ball missed his second straight game with a strained right hip flexor.
Pelicans' Van Gundy talks teaching, commitment to defense
Van Gundy agreed to a four-year contract, according to one of the people who spoke Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. Van Gundy has a track record of bridging that gap between knowledge and talent with younger players in his previous coaching stops. “There is a lot of teaching to do to bring these guys along,” Van Gundy said Tuesday during a formal introduction via video conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the Pelicans, Van Gundy said, he saw ownership that had won a championship in a major professional sport, even if it was the NFL. Van Gundy called Williamson and Ingram “two of the most unique young guys in the entire league.”“There's just a lot to build around there,” he added.
Stan Van Gundy agrees to become New Orleans Pelicans' coach
Two people with knowledge of the situation say Stan Van Gundy has agreed to become the next coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, where hell get the chance to work with No. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)Stan Van Gundy is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll take over a promising team that includes 2019 No. “It will be an honor to work with our players and to work for Mrs. Benson and David Griffin, Trajan Langdon, their staff and the great people of New Orleans," Van Gundy wrote. Redick has readily credited Van Gundy for helping him develop into a reliable double-digit scorer. Van Gundy, 61, is a seasoned coach with a more traditional and direct style of communicating with players.
Spurs help playoff chances, top Pelicans, Zion 122-113
A win by the Trail Blazers over Philadelphia would eliminate New Orleans from postseason consideration. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry called it a Game 7-type game beforehand but stayed with the plan of playing Williamson in short bursts. In the fourth, Gentry took Williamson out with 6:53 left, putting him back in for the last-ditch try about two minutes later. Williamson scored the next eight points by himself, kick-starting what became a 28-12 run by the Pelicans to end the quarter. DeRozan scored inside on the next San Antonio possession, and a late 8-0 spurt by the Spurs sealed the deal.
Gobert lifts Jazz past Pelicans 106-104 in NBA restart
He scored 13 points in just more than 15 minutes, highlighted by a couple alley-oop dunks, one on a nearly half-court lob from Lonzo Ball. But Williamson checked out for good with 7:19 left in the fourth quarter and watched the tense finish from the sideline. Thats all it is.Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points for Utah and helped lead a second-half comeback, while Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley each added 20. When Jordan has space on the floor to work, hes really difficult to guard," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. The Jazz went 8 of 34 from 3-point range but scored 54 points in the paint and went 24 of 28 on foul shots.