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  1. The Standings Report: Who's coming with us to the Playoffs?Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | Golden State of Mind

    Warriors fans left Portland this week looking up at the standings, happy with the news that they had locked up the Pacific division for the first time since 1976. The stage has been set for some playoff dramatics, and the Warriors get to sit back and watch the theatrics for those teams still working to join them.

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  2. 3 keys for Pelicans vs. KingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Times-Picayune

    Pelicans forward Anthony Davis wasn't at all pleased with his performance in Wednesday's two-point loss to the Houston Rockets. He may aim to take out his frustration on Kings' power forward Rudy Gay, a Team USA teammate.

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  3. Harden on MVP-level rise: 'All I needed was time'Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | USA Today

    ... 31 points, 0 of 10 first-place votes. Last week: third place (23 points, 0 of 8). 4. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans: 27 points, 2 of 10 first-place votes. Last week: fourth place (22 points, 2 of 8). 5. LeBron James, Cavaliers: 16 points, 0 of ...

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  4. Harden reaches next level to help Rockets soarRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

    Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans centre Omer Asik during the ir NBA game in New Orleans on Wednesday. - A couple of months ago, James Harden was told by a reporter that he seemed different this season, a year in which he has gone from a great player to a front-runner for MVP, and was asked what prompted the change.

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  5. James Harden's focus vaults him into NBA MVP conversationRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... Photo: Darron Cummings, AP Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Photo: Gerald Herbert, ...

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  6. Guard Toney Douglas hoping to take advantage of another opportunity with Pelicans: PodcastRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    New Orleans Pelicans guard Toney Douglas drives to the basket while being defended by Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans Wednesday, February 11, 2015. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com Since last month guard Toney Douglas had been working out at home in Orlando, Fla., waiting for an opportunity to return to the NBA.

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  7. Howard returns, Rockets beat Pelicans 95-93Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | Tribune-Chronicle

    Dwight Howard corralled a no-look pass from James Harden along the baseline and went up quickly for a forceful one-handed stuff. That first-quarter highlight alone would have been a promising sign for a Rockets squad gearing up for the playoffs.

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  8. Pelicans' offensive execution lapses exposed during four-game losing streakRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter as Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza defends during first half action at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. are still only 3.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder.

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  9. Clippers' Chris Paul prioritizes winning a championship over MVP awardRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Clippers forward Blake Griffin and guard Chris Paul congratulate each other during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on March 22. Clippers forward Blake Griffin and guard Chris Paul congratulate each other during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on March 22. Chris Paul is widely considered one of the best point guards to ever play the game, yet he has never won an NBA MVP award. Paul is the only player in the NBA who is averaging at least 18.5 points, 10 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals a game.

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  10. Houston Rockets: Looking Ahead to 2015 NBA DraftRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Isportsweb.com

    The Houston Rockets are in prime contending position for the postseason, as they currently sit in the 3rd seed of the Western Conference while missing Dwight Howard for the past 26 games before last night's triumphant return. However, even amidst the playoff chase, it is never too early to check out what sort of reinforcements the Rockets can bring in during the offseason, especially where the draft is concerned.

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  11. WWL - AM 870 | FM 105.3 | News | Talk | SportsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WWL-AM New Orleans

    Should a new quarter cent sales tax in the French Quarter go toward state troopers patrolling the quarter or the NOPD patrolling the quarter? It was just two short weeks ago that our New Orleans Pelicans were in 8th place in the Western Conference standings, in playoff position.

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  12. Who is this Guy? Would Breakout NCAA Star Cure Brooklyn's March Sadness?Read the original story

    19 hrs ago | Nets Daily

    ... 29th.) The Nets rank 27th in the league in three-point shooting, which is alarming. Outside of the New Orleans Pelicans , who still have a chance, every top-10 team of that category is a relative lock for the postseason. Joe Johnson and Deron ...

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  13. Deke: Pelicans' inconsistency is consistentRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | WWL-AM New Orleans

    It was just two short weeks ago that our New Orleans Pelicans were in 8th place in the Western Conference standings, in playoff position. Now I certainly did not put the cart before the horse, so to speak, but I'd be lying to you all if I did not have visions of a #1 seed vs #8 seed first round match-up with the Golden State Warriors and the Pelicans.

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  14. With Dwight Howard back, are the Houston Rockets a sleeper to win the 2015 NBA title?Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Dwight Howard returned to action Wednesday night after missing two months with a knee injury to help the Houston Rockets to a 95-93 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans. The 6-foot-11, 275-pounder played just 16 minutes while matched up against all-star Anthony Davis but made his presence felt with four points, seven rebounds and a block in his first game since Jan. 23. New Orleans jumped out to a 34-19 after the first quarter but the Rockets outscored their opposition by 12 in the second and 11 in the third on their way to their fifth win in their last six outings.

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  15. Should the Pelicans start Alexis Ajinca and bring Omer Asik off the bench?Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca denies Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson the basket in the first half of play at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com There's little debating that New Orleans Pelicans ' backup center Alexis Ajinca is more of an offensive threat on the floor than starter Omer Asik.

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  16. Pelicans' Quincy Pondexter's offensive aptitude might be getting overlookedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NOLA.com

    New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter as Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza defends during first half action at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com In our weekly look at some advanced analytical statistics, we see that New Orleans Pelicans forward Quincy Pondexter, noted for his defensive acumen, has been pretty good on the other end as well.

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  17. By-the-numbers look at the Pelicans' 95-93 loss to the RocketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times-Picayune

    The Houston Rockets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 95-93 Wednesday at the Smoothie King Center. Here is a by-the-numbers glance at the game.

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  18. HOWARDRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

    DWIGHT'S BACK: New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis goes to the basket in fron of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 25. Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 18 and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 116-103 for their fifth consecutive victory against the Raptors. Tony Snell scored 17 points for the Bulls, who moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Raptors for third place in the Eastern Conference.

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  19. Fundraisers planned to benefit St. Bernard Relay for LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NOLA.com

    ... cafe, selling items and promoting the festival. Relay Night will be observed April 15 at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Pelicans versus San Antonio Spurs game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The deadline to order tickets is April 1. For ...

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  20. Power Ranking Top NCAA Basketball Programs by Active NBA AlumniRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BleacherReport

    ... to the Washington Wizards at the trade deadline, and Babbit is struggling to get regular minutes on a New Orleans Pelicans team that needs depth. T.J. Warren and Lorenzo Brown haven't put a dent in the NBA yet, partly because they haven't had much ...

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