HoopsHype Alexis Ajinca Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: March 02, 2015 | 10:25 PM

Earl K. Sneed

Alexis Ajinca, a former Mav for a breif stint, has 12 pts & 10 rebs off New Orleans' bench. #DALvsNOP

Jason Calmes

Pels climbing back into the game. Ajinca big part of that. Just picked Ellis off dribble, Cole layup at other end

Jason Calmes

That was a marvelous defensive possession by Ajinca. Not something I say much.

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca has 10 points, fifth consecutive game scoring in double figures.

Jim Eichenhofer

Absolutely loving this 1H by Alexis Ajinca (10 pts, 5-6 FGs, 6 reb, 4 offensive boards). Had nowhere to go on a play, still dropped in layup

Earl K. Sneed

Alexis Ajinca has 10 pts & 6 rebs off New Orleans' bench. Meanwhile, Rondo is up to 15 pts on 7 of 10 from the field. #DALvsNOP

Tim MacMahon

Alexis Ajinca, who the Mavs traded in 2011 with cash and a second-round pick for some guy named Giorgos Printezis, has 8 pts, 5 reb in 9 min

Mark Followill

Pelicans lead Mavs 42-40 with 7:14 left 2Q on @FSSouthwest. Tyreke Evans has 9 and Alexis Ajinca with 8 off bench

Jason Calmes

Ajinca's scoring is just on right now. He looks so confident

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca has put in ton of work on game, including all summer in NOLA. Notice his textbook turnaround jumper on baseline. Dal 26-24

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca enters and immediately makes impact by hitting his first two shots.

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca checks in and almost immediately gets a slam off an inbound play. Ajinca shooting 71% from field in his last 5 games

Mark Followill

Really all rotation guys besides Evans, Gordon & Ajinca have been vital during NO's win streak: Asik, Cunningham, Pondexter, Cole, Babbitt

Mark Followill

Pelicans key contributors in 5 gm win strk w/out Davis: T Evans (16.4 ppg/9.4 apg), E Gordon (16.2 ppg, 43% 3s), A Ajinca (13.6 ppg, 71% FG)

Jim Eichenhofer

Cole on Ajinca (8 4Q pts): "They didn’t have anybody that could match up size-wise w/him. When you have a mismatch, you have to exploit it."

Mike Prada

Trying to think of a reason Alexis Ajinca has been in this long while Omer Asik sits there on the bench.

Jim Eichenhofer

Nuggets have their hands full trying to stop Alexis Ajinca in low post. Has five inches on defender J.J. Hickson. Ajinca 8 pts in 4Q

Jason Calmes

#Pelicans Babbitt and Ajinca made some baskets early in the 4Q but EG and Reke will have to come in with energy soon. 73-71 Den -CR

Jim Eichenhofer

Norris Cole said one reason he likes playing with Alexis Ajinca is AA is such a big target. Those two have already had some nice combo plays

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca gets his first points of the night with a minute remaining in the third quarter after making two free throws.

Jason Calmes

Maybe the first strong roll by Ajinca all game. #Pelicans -CR

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca's recent free throws were initially credited to Jimmer Fredette. Those two guys get confused for each other all the time

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca, who scored a career-high 24 points against Heat, has missed his first two shots to start the game vs. Nuggets.

John Reid

In the 3 games Anthony Davis has sat out because of his sprained right shoulder, Alexis Ajinca has averaged 16.7 points and 7.0 rebounds.

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca shines with career-high 24 points in Pelicans' 104-102 victory against Heat s.nola.com/K96BYPm via @nolanews

John Reid

Pelicans squeeze out 104-102 victory against Miami Heat behind Alexis Ajinca's 24 points s.nola.com/QksQK2j via @nolanews

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca on scoring career-high 24 points vs. Miami: "It feels great. It feels even better when you win. This was a big win."

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty Williams on Alexis Ajinca and strides several Pels have made: "I’m just thankful that we have guys who work on their game every day.”

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca makes layup - Pelicans up 104-102 with 25.9 seconds. Nice pass from E. Gordon.

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca has his career high in scoring (24 pts) and what a time to get it, scoring the go-ahead layup with 25 seconds left. 104-102

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans have not been outscored in 4Q at home since Feb. 7 vs. Bulls. Nice start as Alexis Ajinca throws down oop from Cole

Jim Eichenhofer

It's been fun to see Alexis Ajinca's confidence skyrocket this season. Playing with no hesitation on offense. Was out of NBA 18 months ago

John Reid

Pelicans backups Alexis Ajinca has made his first three shots; L. Babbitt made his first two.

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca (6 pts, 3-3 FGs) breaking out the sweet post moves vs. Heat. Ajinca has averaged 11.3 pts. 5.3 reb in last 3 games.

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca has scored on three straight possessions for Pelicans.

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans centers Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca (combined 25.0ppg/16.3rpg) key to 3-game W streak: on.nba.com/1zn1FxT http://t.co/JNE5T7kaPz

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca will need to provide some big minutes again for #Pelicans. Omer Asik 12pts/12reb but needs to come out with 4th foul

Jim Eichenhofer

Contributions from #Pelicans reserves Ajinca, Babbitt, Cole major key to recent wins: on.nba.com/1Asyiz5 http://t.co/atCQKHJ1GS

Ryan Wolstat

Pelicans (Ajinca and Co.) shot 10-for-13 at rim against Amir Johnson. That’s horrific D. Just 4-for-9 against Valanciunas.

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things (Pels rally to beat Raptors; watch raw video of final seconds; postgame videos w/Babbitt, Cole, Ajinca): on.nba.com/1EMO87n

Jimmy Spencer

How to replace The Brow? Alex Ajinca and Luke Babbit combined for 34 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists with Davis and Ryan Anderson out.

Eric Gordon

Gutsy comeback win vs @Toronto Raptors! Proud of the way @pg30_Cole @Alexis Ajinca & #LukeBabbitt stepped up. #TakeFlight http://t.co/YwM2Xn2fUn

Eric Koreen

Evans sets up Ajinca for go-ahead bucket, but can't put it away, missing jumper over Lowry. Raps down 1, with ball, 16.3 left.

Jim Eichenhofer

Very tough loose-ball foul called on Alexis Ajinca, made worse by fact that NOLA is over the foul limit. Lowry sinks 2 FTs. Raps up 97-96

Josh Lewenberg

Dwane Casey, Raptors' coach/oracle, mentioned two names before the game: Ajinca and Babbitt. Both have been excellent for NOLA tonight.

Jim Eichenhofer

Bench has kept #Pelicans in this. Ajinca 14 pts, Cole 11 pts, Babbitt 10 pts. Combined the reserves are 18-for-28 from field

Josh Lewenberg

Valanciunas-Ajinca rivalry lives. JV's having trouble seeing after taking elbow to the eye, gives 1 back to Ajinca. Some bad blood last year

Eric Koreen

Ajinca is just wiping guys out on screens. Lead down to 2.

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca has 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting.