Pelicans advance to NBA playoffs despite missing Zion Williamson

NEW ORLEANS — Brandon Ingram scored 24 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans clinched a spot in the NBA playoffs with a 105-98 win over the Sacramento Kings in Friday’s play-in tournament elimination game. Obtained. night. The Pelicans won without leading scorer Zion Williamson. Williamson strained his […]

Nets fall to Pelicans, Zion Williamson as play-in hopes fade

At this point, it would be difficult for even the most paranoid person to see a path for the Nets to make the play-in tournament. The Pelicans defeated the Pelicans 104-91 on Tuesday night at Barclays Center, leaving them the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference and 4 1/2 games behind the Hawks for the […]

Zion Williamson has lost 25 pounds since Pelicans’ embarrassment

Zion Williamson has undergone a dramatic physical transformation in recent months. upon ESPN’s podcast “Hoop Collective” NBA reporters Brian Windhorst and Andrew Lopez reported on how seriously Williamson has taken his craft since the Pelicans lost by 44 points to the Lakers in the NBA In-Season Tournament Finals in Las Vegas in December. I talked […]

Pelicans’ Zion Williamson commits to slam dunk contest, pending NBA All-Star selection

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Zion Williamson’s MSG moment was a bit anti-climactic

Zion Williamson has been in the NBA since 2019, but he had never played in front of a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. “This was the first time we played at Madison Square Garden without COVID-19 restrictions,” Williamson said after the Pelicans’ 115-92 victory over an undermanned Knicks team. “New York is the mecca […]

Zion Williamson weight ‘concern’ escalates into Stephen A. Smith-Pelicans war

There doesn’t seem to be a truce in sight between Stephen A. Smith and the Pelicans. The online spat between the parties continued Monday, with an ESPN personality directly addressing the team on “The Stephen A. Smith Show.” Comments from a few days ago regarding forward Zion Williamson’s weight. The Pelicans outscored Smith’s 1.5 points […]

Zion Williamson hasn’t played a Knicks game like this before

Zion Williamson may finally play an NBA game in front of a sold-out crowd at MSG. The oft-injured, high-flying Pelicans forward is doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Knicks because of a contusion in his left foot, but the illness did not keep him from playing Sunday against the Bulls. Assuming Williamson is available, Tuesday […]

Pelicans voice rips Stephen A. Smith for ‘lazy’ Zion Williamson weight jab

Stephen A. Smith has long criticized New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson for his lack of form, and his latest jab was aimed at former NBA player and current team television analyst Antonio Williamson. This led to criticism from Daniels. After Smith conditioned Williamson again on Friday. spoke on ESPN “It’s not about his game. […]

Pelicans roast Stephen A. Smith after his Zion Williamson criticism

Stephen A. Smith went toe-to-toe with Zion Williamson again on Friday, but this time the Pelicans weren’t sitting idly by. The well-known ESPN personality criticized the New Orleans star during a conversation with host Mike Greenberg at the end of Work Week’s “Get Up,” saying the former NBA All-Star entered the league in 2019. He […]