Pelicans 22-23

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    The dunk in the 3rd quarter was crazier. Drove from behind the arc, went up with the right hand, switched hands in midair and dunked left handed.

    I'll just drop the hilites here. Super entertaining game. My favorite might be Alvarado's "now you see me..." move at about 2:30.

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    Pelicans 124, Bulls 110. Zion sits again, they didn't miss him, as the Pels hit 17 of 33 beyond the arc, led by Murphy's 5 of 6 (and he doesn't sit just behind the line, he's routinely shooting from 25+ feet). Ball movement is excellent as well, as the Pels put 30 assists in the book as team (9 for Ingram, making up for a cold shooting night, finishing with 16). 23 for CJ, JV with 22. 3-game win streak on the line Friday when the Celtics visit.

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    Loss to Celtics Friday night, they were lights out on 3's. Warriors come in Monday; Zion says he'll play
     
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    Pels 128, Warriors 87. Granted, the Warriors sat everybody on the 2nd night of a back-to-back (rumor has it they called Tim Hardaway and Rick Barry just to tell them they wouldn't be playing either), but the game still counts, and the Pels took care of business. Zion returned and just scored 9, but he passed up several chances to play one-on-one and kicked the ball out for 4 assists. 34 for BI, Graham off the bench for 19 on 6-11 3's. End of a 6-game home stand finished at 4-2 for a 10-7 overall record. At San Antonio Thursday night.
     
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    nba power rankings article piece from the athletic:


    10. New Orleans Pelicans (previously 12th) | 9-7 | +3.9 net rating
    Weekly slate: Win over Grizzlies, Win over Bulls, Loss to Celtics

    What are they thankful for? CJ McCollum. Many wondered if McCollum had more to his game when he was in Portland and in the shadow of Damian Lillard. When the New Orleans Pelicans acquired him last season, it was finally his chance to show what he could do as a lead guard. McCollum has been brilliant running this Pelicans team. They’re so much worse when he’s not on the floor, and he’s shown he’s not just a scorer. This is also probably the best defense we’ve seen from him on a consistent basis. David Griffin and Willie Green have trusted McCollum to deliver in more aspects than originally expected.
     
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    Jonas scores the first 7 points of the game and the Pels boat race the Spurs 129-110. CJ and Murphy sat, but Zion was unstoppable, 32 points in just 26 minutes. Graham hit 6 3's for the second game in a row to finish with 21 and JV had 22. Ingram turned passer tonight and dished 10 assists to go with 17 points. Pels at 11-7 are tied for 6th best record in the association, 3rd best in the west. At Memphis Friday night and Ja Morant's availability is questionable.
     
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    No one told the Pelicans they had a game tonight. Grizzlies 132, Pels 111. Margin was around 30 for much of the second half. Trey Murphy is back, CJ still out.
     
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    Pelicans 105, Thunder 101. BI and CJ both in street clothes and a bad night beyond the arc made this one closer than it needed to be. Zion flirted with a triple double, 23-8-8, and Murphy chucked in 20. Pels now tied with Memphis for 3rd best record in the West, just a game and a half out of the lead. Raptors come to town Wednesday.
     
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    Pels 126, Raptors 108. With still no BI or CJ, Zion had his best game of the season with 33 points on 80% shooting, plus 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Attacked the basket with some spectacular dunks early, and when the Raptors cut a 30 point lead to 11 midway through the 4th, he took over and put the game away himself (notice on the hilites below; in 29 seconds of the 4th, he had a block, a steal and two baskets, including an incredible dunk). 26 for Murphy on 6 of 12 shooting behind the arc, and 16/13 for Jonas. Bad news is, Herb Jones left midway through the 3rd with an unspecified injury and never returned.

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    damn that was a hell of a highlight reel. the athleticism in the NBA is otherworldly

    ja morant was visiting coach in the PMAC last week i hope he talked some excitement into the bengal tigers.

    pelicns 3rd in the west
     

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