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Vasquez, Raptors pull away late, defeat Pelicans 107-100


by Norris Ortolano

Like many games of late, last night’s battle with the Toronto Raptors was hard fought and decided in the final minutes. The New Orleans Pelicans were unable to hold onto their late lead, another unfortunate trend, and fell to their opponent 107-100. The loss comes just days after the overtime victory over the Boston Celtics, and is the third Pelicans loss of the previous four games.


Pelicans Coast by Cavs, 100-89


by Will Winston

With the final selection of all-stars being made later this week, Anthony Davis has been giving coaches one last reminder that he deserves his first nomination. After nearly posting a triple-double on Sunday against the Magic (22 points, 19 rebounds and seven blocks), Davis came close to another one Tuesday night in Cleveland — posting 30 points, seven rebounds and eight blocks. The 30 points were two shy from his career-high and helped the Pelicans to a 100-89 win over the Cavaliers.


Why is the Pelicans’ Defense So Bad?

Breaking Down the Breakdowns, and Notes on Improvement



Amid the New Orleans Pelicans' six-game losing streak, Will Winston goes between the hedges to look at the team's lackluster defense.


Pelicans' Davis, Evans Return in 108-95 Loss to Clippers


by Will Winston

Despite losing 108-95 to the Los Angeles Clippers, Christmas came early for Pelicans fans on Wednesday. Anthony Davis unexpectedly returned only 18 days after he was diagnosed with a fractured left hand that was supposed to put him out 4-6 weeks. With swingman Tyreke Evans returning back in the lineup after injury time as well, the appearance of a healthy squad for only the eighth time all season was a welcome sight for a team that hasn’t had too much to hang its hat on recently.


Life Without Davis, So Far...

With Pelicans' Superstar Injured, Anderson, Gordon Step Up



NoDef's Pelicans beat writers break down how the team has responded to the wake of injuries to rising star Anthony Davis.


Pelicans Outlast Bulls in Triple OT, 131-128


It’s hard to say whose absense lingered longest between the injured Anthony Davis or Derrick Rose, as the Bulls and Pelicans both looked like shells of the teams they’d hoped to become by now on Monday night. Pels' point guard Jrue Holiday found a wide-open path to the lane with seconds to go in the third overtime — a fitting defensive collapse to end this marathon of a game.


Pelicans Rally to Beat Knicks Despite Davis’ Injury


by Christopher Romaguera

Losing to the Knicks was the worst-case scenario coming into Sunday night, if only because losing Anthony Davis was unimaginable. The Pelicans lost their emergent MVP candidate in the first quarter to a broken left hand, yet came together as a team to nonetheless defeat the struggling Knicks 103-99 — improving to an 8-8 record.


Holiday Leads Pelicans Over 76ers, 121-105


by Christopher Romaguera

It’s always good to leave your old home on feeling on top, and Jrue Holiday did just that in Philadelphia. The New Orleans Pelicans completed an early season-sweep of the 76ers with a 121-105 victory Friday, wherein Holiday filled the box score with 20 points, 13 assists, seven rebounds, three steals and a block. The win snapped a four-game road losing streak for New Orleans, improving the Pelicans to 2-5 on the road and 7-8 overall.


Pelicans Preview

Goodbye Rebuilding Hornets, Long Live the Enigmatic Pelicans!



NoDef's Pelicans coverage team previews the newly named and newly star-powered New Orleans Pelicans in front of their season opener.


Pelicans Continue Busy Offseason Migration Pattern


The Pelicans swooped into the NBA free agency market and scooped up more new players looking to take flight this week. After waiving forward Lance Thomas and renouncing rights to Roger Mason Jr., our local NBA team ensured migrations from Center Greg Stiemsma and Guard Anthony Morrow in free agency.


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