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  • Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Mirotic watched his third 3-pointer of the first half swish through the hoop, turned to acknowledge the raucous, roaring crowd and raised his first triumphantly as he trotted back up court.Portland had a hard enough time dealing with Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and the New Orleans backcourt of Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo in Games 1 and 2. Pile on the finest playoff performance of Mirotic's four NBA seasons, and the rout was on in Game 3.Mirotic scored a c...

  • Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday's postseason production is providing Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis with a more comfortable margin for error — and has left Portland with precious little.Holiday's 54 points, 16 assists and slew of defensive successes in the first two games are big reasons why the sixth-seeded Pelicans hold a surprising 2-0 series lead over the third-seeded Trail Blazers as they prepare for Game 3 Thursday night in New Orleans."Playoff Jrue, I guess,"...

  • Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Removed from the turbulence that marked his previous seasons in New Orleans, Jrue Holiday is in a good place — and it shows.Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points as the Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 victory on Tuesday night. The series shifts to New Orleans on Thursday.Holiday struggled at times with injuries after coming to the Pelicans in 2013.

  • Davis scores 35, Pelicans hold off Blazers 97-95 in Game 1

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anthony Davis stole the show and the New Orleans Pelicans stole home-court advantage from the Portland Trail Blazers.Davis had 35 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks, Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo won the backcourt battle, and the Pelicans held on for a 97-95 victory on Saturday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series.Holiday added 21 points, outplaying both Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, and had a big blocked shot in the closing seconds as New ...

  • Ex-Saint Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress.Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican and doctor who helped sponsor the legislation, seeks to honor Gleason for his work as an advocate for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.&qu...

  • Meredith joins Saints after Bears decline to match offer

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restricted free agent receiver Cameron Meredith is the newest member of a New Orleans Saints offense that ranked second in the NFL last season.Sean Payton said Wednesday that Meredith has signed with New Orleans after the Chicago Bears declined to match an offer from the Saints. Meredith's agent, Cliff Brady, said the Bears declined to match the two-year offer worth about $10 million.The Bears had until Wednesday afternoon to decide on whether to keep their 2016 rece...

  • It's playoff time: The NBA's first-round pairings are set

    MIAMI (AP) — The NBA playoffs that start this weekend already have an extremely tough act to follow.The regular season ended with a flourish.Wednesday's final night of the regular season was well beyond dramatic — an overtime game between Minnesota and Denver to decide the last berth, another overtime game between Miami and Toronto to determine some East fates, a 46-point first quarter by Philadelphia , an absurd 20-rebound, 19-assist night from Russell Westbrook.And now, the bes...

  • Davis, Rondo power Pelicans past Spurs, 122-98

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The chemistry between Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo keeps blossoming to spectacular effect, infusing the New Orleans Pelicans with confidence as they head into the playoffs on a five-game winning streak."When he's going, he's got a high motor, pushing the basketball," Davis said of Rondo. "If we want shots, we have to run with him. He's making sure we're making the effort to get back into the offense and get some assists for him."Davis...

  • Pelicans beat Clippers 113-100 to clinch playoff berth

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having clinched a playoff berth, Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans are looking ahead.They are one of five teams in the mix for the No. 4 seed in the wild West, and a win against the Spurs in their regular season finale would give the Pelicans home-court advantage."We know we're not done," Davis said after scoring 28 points in a 113-100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. "It wasn't just our goal to get here, but to make some...

  • Anthony Davis outduels Kevin Durant, Pelicans beat Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are fighting for their playoff lives. The Golden State Warriors just want to get back to full strength and defend their championship."Tonight we're playing a team that desperately needs to win," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

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