New Orleans Pelicans feeling the pressure after losses to Celtics, Sixers, Knicks

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The Madison Square crowd was in a frenzy. New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams had just called a meaningless timeout with 8.1 seconds left and his team down 99-92 to a New York Knicks team that had lost 16 straight games dating back to Dec. 12. New Orleans failed to score after the timeout, and the Knicks won at home for the first time since Nov. 22. A 2-3 road trip against Eastern opponents looks bad enough for a New Orleans Pelicans

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Tweet of the Night: Quincy Pondexter reacts emotionally to being traded to New Orleans Pelicans

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Being in the NBA has its perks (okay, that’s a major understatement), but there are also plenty of things that can be dreadful about it. One of them? Being traded from a team and city that you absolutely love. That was the case for forward Quincy Pondexter, who was officially traded to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday after spending the last three seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies. Pondexter is best known for his defense, the ability to knock down an occasional

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Bernucca: For West Teams, Trade Grades as Deadline Arrives Early

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After last week’s loss in Atlanta, Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger – whose team has the fifth-best record in the NBA – lamented his roster’s shortcomings. “We have to get another playmaker on the floor,” Joerger said. “We’re going to have to start playing multiple point guards (at the same time). We’ve got to be able to get inside of defenses.” It doesn’t matter that the Grizzlies have been at or near the top of the league for most of the season.

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Five Things To Watch: Memphis Grizzlies

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The Memphis Grizzlies begin the 2014-15 season with high hopes. With the core in place and an exceptionally deep bench, making a return to the Western Conference finals – or further – is the goal. Last season, the injury bug bit the Grizzlies. Multiple key players missed extended time, and the Grizzlies couldn’t separate themselves in the West as a result. Ending the season contemplating what could have been is unpleasant, and it’s a situation the Grizzlies don’t care to find themselves

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Warriors, Clippers Exciting Game 1 Reactions

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The NBA Playoffs have started. The first game of the day on Saturday saw the Toronto Raptors give the Brooklyn Nets a 1-0 lead in the series between the 3- and 6- seeds in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors committed 17 turnovers in a seven-point 94-87 loss. It was a physical contest, marred by 42 total fouls. However, if you thought the officials let loose with the whistles in the first game, you may have missed the second game. Game 2 of the

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SH Blog: Kidd threw “13-letter word” against Lawrence, Clippers to acquire Stephen Jackson

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STORY OF THE DAY: It was reported last week that the divorce between Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank was brewing since the beginning of the season. Mike Mazzeo of ESPN came up with a few more details on what exactly went down: Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd allegedly used “a 13-letter word” against assistant Lawrence Frank during a blow-up at some point following the team’s loss in Orlando on Nov. 3. In an expletive-laced rant, Kidd told Frank to sit down and be quiet. “I’m

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