#The New Orleans Pelicans

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Pacers rookie Bennedict Mathurin talked trash to LeBron James, then out-played him in first game

LeBron James is conservatively a top-three NBA player of all-time. Bennedict Mathurin is a rookie guard whose biggest accomplishment in basketball is being named a Second-Team All-American when he was in college at Arizona. There should be no particular interest in a matchup between the living legend and the No. 6 overall pick in the 2022 draft, but an offseason comment by Mathurin created quite a bit of it when the Indiana Pacers traveled to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
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Spurs sign veteran forward, cut player to make room

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday announced that they have signed forward Alize Johnson and waived little-used guard Jordan Hall. The moves come after first-round draft pick Jeremy Sochan left Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second quarter, due to an undisclosed injury. Starting center Jakob Poeltl also sustained an ankle injury.
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Lakers blow huge fourth-quarter lead vs. Pacers as Andrew Nembhard's buzzer-beater sinks L.A. to new low

With 9:59 remaining in the fourth quarter of Monday's game against the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers big man Wenyen Gabriel slammed home a dunk that put the purple and gold up by a score of 101-84. No lead is insurmountable in the NBA, but a 17-point advantage with under 10 minutes to play is about as close as it gets. According to ESPN's win probability chart, the Lakers had a 99.1 percent chance to win the game and move to 8-11 on the season at that point in the game.

Spurs' Jeremy Sochan (quad) out on Wednesday

San Antonio Spurs forward Jeremy Sochan (quad) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. As expected, Sochan has been downgraded to out and will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday. His next chance to play will come against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Expect Doug McDermott to play more minutes on Wednesday.

Pelicans: A look back at odds and awards predictions after 20 games

The New Orleans Pelicans have had a great start to the season, with a 12-8 record after 20 games that is good for the 3rd seed in the competitive Western Conference. The Pels have done it in a variety of ways, as they have had five different players lead them in scoring, and they’ve done it in the paint as well as from the 3-point line.
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Zion Williamson on injuries after reaching 100-game milestone: 'I wish I could have played every game'

Former No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson played in his 100th career NBA game Monday as he helped the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2019, the 6-foot-6 forward had the NBA world buzzing with excitement as a prospect. His career to date has been filled with injuries and changes. Four seasons from the start, he’s at a point where he can reflect on the journey.
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Pelicans play the Raptors for cross-conference game

Toronto Raptors (11-9, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (12-8, third in the Western Conference) BOTTOM LINE: OG Anunoby and the Toronto Raptors take on Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans in out-of-conference action. The Pelicans are 7-3 on their home court. New Orleans is fourth...