Pelicans Update – April
The New Orleans Pelicans may not be able to make the postseason in the competitive
Western Conference this season, but they have taken some nice steps forward and had themselves a fine month of March by winning
10 of their 18 games. The Pels have truly found a superstar in the making in big man Anthony Davis. The team used the first
pick in the NBA Draft on Davis a couple of years ago and he has quickly become one of the most impressive players in the entire
National Basketball Association. He had himself an incredible March, averaging 24 points and 11 rebounds. Davis is already
a top player in the NBA and he is just 21 years old, meaning that he could emerge as a once in a generation big man in the
pro game. Davis experienced some injuries late in the month of March, and the team will surely be careful with their young
The Pelicans got themselves one of the biggest wins of their season when they took down the Miami Heat on March
22nd. Davis was magnificent in this contest, notching 30 points and 11 rebound while turning the ball over just one time.
Tyreke Evans chipped in a nice all-around game, notching 16 points, four rebounds and eight assists. Miami star LeBron James
put up 25 points and flirted with a triple-double, but this young Pelicans team was able to capture the victory against the
reigning NBA Champions. Four days later the Pelicans got another win against a top team, defeating the Los Angeles Clippers.
Anthony Morrow was one fire for New Orleans in this one, dropping 27 points thanks to his nice shooting touch. Davis struggled
from the floor but was still able to notch a double-double and add six blocks. The Pelicans will look to close out the season
on a high note.
Pelicans Update – March
The New Orleans Pelicans had a tough month of February,
losing nine of their 13 contests, but this team continues to fight each and every time they hit the floor. The Bulls started
out the month on a positive note, taking down the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are in the hunt for the third seed in the Eastern
Conference playoffs, so a victory against a team of that caliber is always a thrill, especially for a young team like New
Orleans. Second-year big man Anthony Davis had a fantastic game against Chicago, posting 24 points, eight rebounds and a dominant
six blocked shots. The Pelicans had very high hopes for the former Kentucky Wildcat when they selected him with the first
overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. However, the team might not have foreseen the level of success the youngster is experiencing
in just his second season in the league. Davis will turn 21 years old in March, and he's already breaking into the upper echelon
of players in the entire league.
The Pelicans got another solid victory later in the month when they took on the Atlanta
Hawks. The Hawks are fighting for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but they experienced a bit of a swoon in the month
of February and the Pelicans took advantage of it. Davis again had one heck of a game, scoring 27 points and corralling 10
rebounds. Paul Millsap scored 26 points for Atlanta, but it was not enough to outdo Davis and the Pels. This young team appears
to be making strides, but the playoffs seem like a bit of a reach currently. This team will continue to give their youngsters
significant playing time that should help them develop both individually and as a unit.
The New Orleans Pelicans
- Schedule in 2013-14
The New Orleans Pelicans are ready to take to the court this season and see just how high they
can fly in the Western Conference. The Pelicans have a young team that is ready to make a real move in the West after a busy
offseason acquiring talent. The team made a huge splash on draft night when they landed All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday
in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. The team also landed former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans via free agency, seriously
beefing up this roster in two swift moves. These two studs join a budding star player in Anthony Davis, who has the potential
to be one of the top players in the entire league. The Pelicans finished last in the Southwest Division standings in 2012-13
and missed the playoffs, but the team is looking to change that in 2013-14. The Southwest Division is one of the tougher divisions
in the NBA, but with all the talent on the New Orleans roster this team could make a real push this year. The Pelicans will
have their work cut out for themselves, especially in some of their toughest matchups at home, but fans will pack into the
arena to support these players as they hit the court in their quest for victories. It should be an exciting season of Pelicans
hoops this season as this team tries to make its mark on the Western Conference.
The Pelicans will surely look forward
to their home games against the San Antonio Spurs this season. The Spurs were the top team in the Southwest last season, running
through the best teams in the West in the playoffs on their way to an NBA Finals appearance. Though San Antonio was unable
to win the title last season, they are again a formidable threat to win the conference championship in 2013-14. When the Spurs
come to the Big Easy this season, the Pelicans will look for defensive stud Anthony Davis to make a significant impact on
the game. If he can use his shot-blocking ability to deter San Antonio point guard Tony Parker from getting into the paint,
it will be a huge leg up for New Orleans.
Another team that could give the Pelicans a tough game is division rival Houston.
The Rockets look like a real threat in the Western Conference with the addition of big man Dwight Howard. Howard is one of
the top defenders in the league and a guy that can also put the ball in the basket down low. The task of defending him will
likely fall to Davis, who may be up to such a lofty task despite his age. The real offensive threat that Houston presents
comes in the form of James Harden. Harden is one of the top scorers in the game today, and his ability to get to the free
throw line makes him consistent even when he's having an off night. The Pelicans have enough firepower to take down a team
of the Rockets' caliber, but it's not going to be easy. It will all start on the defensive end for New Orleans, and sometimes
it's difficult for a young team to stay disciplined, especially on that end of the floor. The Pelicans have plenty of great
matchups at home this season, and their fans will be there in the stands to support them no matter what.
The New Orleans Pelicans are a pro hoops franchise that plays in the National Basketball Association's Western
Conference. As a part of the Southwest Division, the Pelicans regularly face division rivals like the Houston Rockets, Memphis
Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. The Pelicans have a young team that appears to be on the rise in the Western
Conference. The team looks to have a cornerstone player in big man Anthony Davis, who is emerging as one of the best young
players in the league. With other talents like Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon on board, the Pelicans present a potent threat
to their division mates and could be a team to keep an eye on for years to come.
has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, from plenty of top-tier regular season battles to playoff
clashes that you'll have to see first-hand to believe. When you're there in person for a Pelicans game you're sure to be wrapped
up the excitement of the game.
Did you know that this franchise has been around for a quarter-century?
right, formerly the Charlotte Hornets and then the New Orleans Hornets, the Pelicans have seen it all in the NBA, though they're
still looking to make their title run. But now in a new era as the Pelicans, they have a very talented core group that has
fans thinking about making a run at a championship much sooner than later, making it the perfect time to head out and see
it all first-hand as the Pelicans look to make it happen.
NBA tickets to see the Hornets organization
play basketball in Charlotte became available after the 1988 season, and quickly became some of the hottest tickets in town.
The franchise moved to New Orleans in the wake of the 2002 season, and made the playoffs each of the first two seasons they
were there. An NBA title still eludes the Pelicans franchise, but the team is hoping to change that in the very near future.
Fans love to pack into the stands to see the New Orleans Pelicans take to the court and face some of
the top teams in the National Basketball Association. Of course, it doesn't hurt the Pelicans have a great home venue in New
Orleans Arena – a sports venue that has become a staple of the local community over the years. The atmosphere of a big
game is nothing short of electric, particularly when it's the Pelicans with the ball late in the game with the score tied.
It doesn't get any better than that, and that's why so many fans how up regularly to see the action in person.