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New Orleans Pelicans
8:39 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Pelicans Draft Nerlens Noel, Then Send Him To Philly

The Pelicans picked up guard Jrue Holiday, pictured here, and the 42nd draft pick overall from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round draft pick.
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The New Orleans Pelicans drafted Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel sixth overall in the 2013 NBA draft Thursday night, and almost immediately traded him and a 2014 first-round pick to Philadelphia for guard Jrue Holiday and the 2013 draft's 42nd pick, Pierre Jackson, a point guard out of Baylor University.

Holiday has averaged 13.4 points, 5.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game in his four seasons with the 76ers. He averaged 17.7 points and 5.8 assists per game in an All-Star year this past season.

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New Orleans Pelicans
10:52 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Pelicans To Pick Sixth In NBA Draft

The New Orleans Pelicans landed the number-six pick in last night’s NBA Draft lottery in New York City.

It’s the system the league uses to determine the order in which teams draft players each year. The Pelicans were hoping to reprise their lottery win last year, when they selected star Anthony Davis first overall. However, they only had an 8.8 percent chance of getting the top pick this year.

Instead, the Cleveland Cavaliers came away with the top selection for the June 27 draft. This is the Cavaliers’ second number-one pick in the past three years.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:34 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Hugo The Hornet's Last Game

Hugo headed into the game from Champions Square, with his Beekeeper attendant. The Beekeeper served as Hugo's assistant during appearances and games.
Jason Saul WWNO

Hugo, the New Orleans Hornets' iconic mascot, worked his last game Sunday evening. The team will become the Pelicans after Wednesday night's contest in Dallas, which means there isn't much room for a giant teal Hornet anymore.

It's the end of a long road for Hugo. Designed by Cheryl Henson, the daughter of Muppet creator Jim Henson, Hugo entered the league in 1988, his rookie season coinciding with the inaugural year of the Charlotte Hornets franchise, the team's original home.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:00 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Hornets Lose Final Home Game To Mavericks, 107-89

Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams with a fan during a postgame celebration of the season
Jason Saul WWNO

The New Orleans Hornets lost to the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 Sunday afternoon in their final home game before becoming the Pelicans. The Mavericks rolled over the Hornets’ defense, shooting 52.3% from the field, and 42.9% from three-point range.

The Hornets lost the lead early in the first quarter as Dallas relentlessly attacked the paint. The Mavs outscored the Bees 18-8 under the rim in the first quarter, and extended their lead to 33-19 before the end of the period.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:52 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Hornets Battle To End But Fall To Clippers, 96-93

The New Orleans Hornets lost to the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night at the New Orleans Arena, 96-93. The Hornets led by 10 points with 8:31 left in the game, but lost control of the game.

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New Orleans Hornets
7:35 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Injured Anthony Davis Will Miss Remainder Of Season

New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered during the April 10 game against the Sacramento Kings, the team reported yesterday.

Davis suffered a sprained Medial Collateral Ligament and bone bruise in his left knee after colliding with Sacramento guard Marcus Thornton with 5:45 to play in the game. He underwent an MRI yesterday, which revealed no additional structural damage.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:55 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Hornets Send Suns To Record 7th Straight Home Loss

Anthony Davis scored 20 points, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson added 17 apiece and the New Orleans Hornets handed the Phoenix Suns their franchise-record seventh consecutive home loss, 95-92 on Sunday night.

Luis Scola scored 17 for the Suns, losers of a season-worst nine straight overall and 15 of their last 17. Markieff Morris and Jared Dudley scored 15 apiece for Phoenix.

New Orleans Hornets
12:09 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Vasquez, Anderson Lead Hornets Past Cavaliers

Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points and Ryan Anderson added 23 to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 112-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

Anthony Davis had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Brian Roberts scored 15 and Eric Gordon 14 for the Hornets, who snapped a two-game losing streak, including a blowout loss to Miami on Friday. Davis' double-double was his 17th, tops among NBA rookies.

New Orleans Hornets
10:23 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Hornets Steamrolled By The Miami Heat 108-89

The New Orleans Hornets were routed by the Miami Heat Friday night at the New Orleans Arena, 108-89.

The Hornets never had a chance. LeBron James devastated their defense early in the first quarter, putting up 15 points in the first period alone. James, the league’s leader in efficiency stats (32.2 EFF), scored 36 points on 65% shooting, and sat the entire fourth quarter.

James fired home a season high seven three pointers, six during a thirteen minute span during which he sank every field goal he attempted and all but one of his free throws.

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New Orleans Hornets
2:19 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Hornets Sign Harris for Remainder of Season

The New Orleans Hornets have signed guard Terrel Harris for the remainder of the season, the team reported today in a press release.

The Hornets have struggled with injuries at the guard position as the season has wound down, losing backup guard Austin Rivers to a broken hand a few weeks ago. Guard Eric Gordon has yet to be cleared to play in back-to-back games by team physicians since returning to the lineup from a lingering knee injury.

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