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  1. Russell Westbrook Has a Dent in His Face After Taking a Teammate's Knee to the HeadRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Big Lead

    Russell Westbrook collected his third consecutive triple-double in an Oklahoma City loss to Portland on Friday. Westbrook had 40 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

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  2. Pelicans edge HeatRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Sports Network

    Alexis Ajinca scored 24 points with eight rebounds and three blocks in place of an injured Anthony Davis to help the New Orleans Pelicans defeat the Miami Heat 104-102 on Friday night. Eric Gordon registered 20 points with eight assists, while Tyreke Evans contributed 19 points and 11 assists for the Pelicans, who have won four straight.

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  3. Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | USA Today

    Alexis Ajinca's recent form is inspiring so much confidence in the Pelicans that marquee players like Eric Gordon are looking for the 7-foot reserve with the game on the line. Gordon twice passed to Ajinca in the final minute, and the Frenchman converted at the rim both times, giving him a career-high 24 points and lifting New Orleans to its fourth straight victory, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.

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  4. Heat Index: Wade, Heat Come Up Short Vs. PelicansRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | All U Can Heat

    The scouting report said that you have to contain Alexis Ajinca as much as possible if you have hopes in winning. OK, it more than likely did not say that.

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  5. Photo gallery: Heat at Pelicans | Fri., Feb. 27, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    A photo gallery of the Heat's 104-102 loss to the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in New Orleans. Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley goes to the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

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  6. Pelicans pull away from NetsRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Sports Network

    Quincy Pondexter netted 25 points, Tyreke Evans added 15 points and 11 assists and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 on Wednesday night. Omer Asik posted 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans, who have won three straight on the heels of a four-game losing streak.

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  7. Pelicans will now plunge into their own version of March Madness: Jimmy SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    Having already reached 31 victories before the end of February, something a New Orleans team has not done since the 2010-11 season, the Pelicans find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. In the season's final 24 games, this maddeningly fickle group has the opportunity to match the accomplishment of that 2010-11 team and earn a post-season playoff spot.

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  8. Fourth Quarter Dooms Heat in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | NBC Miami

    The Miami Heat led by nine points going into the fourth quarter before the New Orleans Pelicans stormed back for a 104-102 win on Friday. The game was tied at the half and after three quarters of play, it appeared that Miami could have a third win in a row on the way.

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  9. Ajinca Scores Career High Lifting Pelicans Past Heat 104-102Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | CBS Local

    ... score a career-high 24 points, but he also made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left, lifting the New Orleans Pelicans past the Miami Heat 104-102 on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by ...

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  10. Alexis Ajinca sparkles as Pelicans nip Heat: Jimmy Smith's 3-pointersRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    The big backup center hit his first four shots of the game for the Pelicans, was a massive defensive force in the middle, and made the most of his off-the-bench minutes. On one Miami possession in the second half, the 7 foot 2 Ajinca blocked the attempted penetration of 6-1 Heat guard Shabazz Napier, the little guy crumbling to the floor from the contact.

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  11. Portland Trail Blazers vs. OKC Thunder: Live Score, Highlights and AnalysisRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    ... meanwhile, are trying to strengthen their hold on eighth place. Only 1.5 games separate them from the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns, and they're fresh off a Thursday night loss to the latter. Somewhat surprisingly, the Thunder, who remain ...

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  12. Pelicans' Tyreke Evans has sore left foot but is expected to start vs. HeatRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans drives to the basket and misses while being defended by Indiana Pacers guard George Hill and Indiana Pacers forward David West at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans Wednesday, February 11, 2015. entered Friday night only a 1.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Thunder.

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  13. New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat: live updates and fan chatRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham passes the ball during first half action against the Brooklyn Nets at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com The Pelicans head into Friday night's game against the Miami Heat on a three-game winning streak and are trailing the eighth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder by 1.5 games.

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  14. For starters: Miami Heat at New Orleans PelicansRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Friday's 8 game between the Heat and Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center , with Michael Beasley in uniform and active for the Heat: Pregame note of note: Former Heat point guard Norris Cole has upgraded his play since his trading-deadline move from the Heat to the Pelicans. Since being acquired, Cole is averaging 12.7 points on .556 shooting from the field, including .444 from 3-point range, 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game in a New Orleans uniform.

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  15. Pelicans twitter mailbag: Monty Williams is hot topicRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said his team showed "a lot of character" in rallying from an 18-point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 100-97 on Monday night. This is an installment of our weekly New Orleans Pelicans twitter mailbag.

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  16. Thaddeus Young Has Given Brooklyn Nets Needed BoostRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | From Russia With Dunk

    Feb 25, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca blocks a shot by Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young during the fourth quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Nets 102-96.

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  17. Pelicans remain in playoff contention with 25 games left for first time since 2010-11Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon drives past Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams during first half action at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. going into Friday night's game against the Miami Heat at the Smoothie King Center.

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  18. Guard Norris Cole making an immediate impact for Pelicans | PodcastRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    New Orleans Pelicans guard Norris Cole battles for the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during second half action at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com For the second time in a week, Pelicans backup point guard Norris Cole will be facing the Miami Heat, his former team, on Friday night at the Smoothie King Center.

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  19. NBA On ESPN-Odds, Picks: Miami Heat at New Orleans PelicansRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Maddux Sports Blog

    Dwyane Wade struggled in the win over the Orlando Magic Wednesday night, but poured it on late in the fourth quarter to help the Heat rally. When it rains it pours, in New Orleans.

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  20. Heat Set To Take On New Orleans PelicansRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | CBS Local

    Dwyane Wade #3 and Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat talk during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 21, 2015 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. MIAMI - After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans.

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