Pelicans hire Gentry as next coach

May 31, 2015

Pelicans hire Gentry as next coach

The New Orleans Pelicans have decided that 60-year-old NBA coaching veteran Alvin Gentry is the best candidate to mold a young roster featuring 22-year-old budding superstar Anthony Davis. Gentry, who is currently a top Golden State Warriors assistant, has been hired as New Orleans’ ...

Pelicans fire Williams

May 13, 2015

Pelicans fire Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday, parting ways with a coach who has a strong relationship with the franchise’s marquee player, Anthony Davis. General manager Dell Demps, who’ll lead the search for a new coach, said he informed Davis ...

Curry shines as Warriors complete sweep of Pelicans

Apr 26, 2015

Curry shines as Warriors complete sweep of Pelicans

Stephen Curry wasn’t about to say that shooting over Anthony Davis was easy. The Warriors’ prolific scorer was just crafty enough to make it look that way sometimes. Equally devastating from long range and on drives to the hoop, Curry scored 39 points, and ...

Warriors top Pels in OT

Apr 24, 2015

Warriors top Pels in OT

Stephen Curry wasn’t about to turn down the music, or put any kind of damper on a giddy locker room celebration that seemed more reminiscent of a series-clinching triumph. The Golden State Warriors still need one more victory to close out their first-round playoff ...

Warriors rally past Pelicans

Apr 21, 2015

Warriors rally past Pelicans

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on “explosive and careless” basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next. Kerr saw both extremes Monday night. And the better half was just good enough ...

Top-seeded Warriors beat Pelicans in playoff opener

Apr 19, 2015

Top-seeded Warriors beat Pelicans in playoff opener

Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another. Every time the New Orleans Pelicans pulled closer, Curry came back even better. Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy ...

Pelicans clinch playoff spot

Apr 16, 2015

Pelicans clinch playoff spot

Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Davis, who’ll make his playoff debut against Golden State, came through in the ...

Pelicans beat Warriors to move back into final playoff spot

Apr 8, 2015

Pelicans beat Warriors to move back into final playoff spot

Anthony Davis doesn’t want to carry the Pelicans into the playoffs just so they can get unceremoniously bounced in the first round by NBA-leading Golden State. Now Davis has some proof to back him up when he claims that young, unpredictable New Orleans could ...

Griffin leads Clippers past Pelicans

Mar 23, 2015

Griffin leads Clippers past Pelicans

Doc Rivers and his Los Angeles Clippers are safely in playoff position, though home-court advantage would be preferred. It’s quite a different story for the New Orleans Pelicans, who are losing ground — and time. Blake Griffin scored 23 points, Chris Paul had 23 ...

Davis hurts shoulder in Pelicans' loss to Bulls

Feb 8, 2015

Davis hurts shoulder in Pelicans' loss to Bulls

Anthony Davis stood in a hallway outside the Pelicans’ and Bulls’ locker rooms, wearing a gray sweatsuit and smiling as he engaged Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau in a good-natured postgame chat. After a hard, awkward fall on an alley-oop dunk had sidelined Davis with ...

Westbrook drops 45 on Pelicans

Feb 5, 2015

Westbrook drops 45 on Pelicans

The way Russell Westbrook saw it, Wednesday night’s game at New Orleans was a must win. The Thunder had lost four of their past six and were missing forward Kevin Durant — out with a sprained left big toe — for the fourth time ...

Hawks see winning streak ended at 19 by pesky Pelicans

Feb 3, 2015

Hawks see winning streak ended at 19 by pesky Pelicans

Paul Millsap and his Atlanta teammates didn’t sound terribly concerned about the end of the Hawks’ franchise-record 19-game winning streak. After all, the Hawks’ 115-100 loss to surging New Orleans on Monday night — in a game marked by Anthony Davis’ ferocious play — ...