HoopsHype Alexis Ajinca Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: February 27, 2015 | 11:50 PM

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.

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty said pregame that #Pelicans may start Alexis Ajinca at PF in some games, depending on matchups. Ajinca 12 pts/6 reb in 13 minutes

Michael Grange

Alex Ajinca is one of those guys with great per/36 #s who actually seems to play pretty well when he gets 36 min.

Mike Ganter

Raps up 56-44 at the half. JV with 13 and nine boards. Lowry with 12. Ajinca has 10 for the Pels.

Josh Lewenberg

Admittedly Alexis Ajinca caught the Raps off guard in Toronto last month. No excuse this time around. He has 10 pts & 4 reb in 11 mins

Jason Calmes

Ajinca hook cuts the #Raptors lead to 7. #Pelicans trail 38-31 halfway through Q2. Ajinca is the game's first player to hit doube figures.

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca has made 5-of-9 shots for 10 points.

Eric Smith

5:55 to play in Q2, the #Raptors 13-pt lead has been chopped to 7. #Pelicans down 38-31. Ajinca leads all scorers w/ 10. #RTZ #Fan590

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans' @Alexis Ajinca, who had 22 in earlier win over #Raptors, has 10 with 5:55 to go 2Q.

John Reid

Pelicans cut Raptors' lead to 38-31. Alexis Ajinca needs the ball in his hands more.

Eric Koreen

Do they play La Marseillaise here in New Orleans after every Ajinca basket? I'm glad you asked. They do.

Mike Ganter

Ajinca, who killed the Raptors in Toronto already has eight points in 11 minutes.

Jim Eichenhofer

Raptors learning what we've seen most of season, that Alexis Ajinca is underrated offensive player. Ajinca had 22 pts in Toronto, 6 tonight

Jason Calmes

Ajinca picking up where he left off in Toronto.

Eric Koreen

Ajinca posts up Amir, turns around, fades away and goes bank. Perspective Raptor Killer.

Jim Eichenhofer

Toronto doing lot of damage in the paint, on backboards. Alexis Ajinca was subbed in a bit early for Cunningham, giving Pelicans more size

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca still having problems defending without fouling. Just got his third foul.

Kaan Kural

Alexis Ajinca resmen anti Hilton Armstrong.

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans have 11 players available tonight in Orlando. Bench is Anderson, Pondexter, Ajinca, Babbitt, Fredette, Withey

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca (14pts/7reb): "We're not getting down on ourselves because we know that we're right there and can catch (other teams in race)"

Jimmy Smith

Two @Alexis Ajinca FTs give him 10 PTS, first double-figure scorer for #Pelicans with 3:50 3Q.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans starters have 12 PTs with 5:11 to go 2Q; 8 for @Tyreke Evans, 4 for @Alexis Ajinca

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca just like Omer Asik can't make a shot underneath the basket.

Jim Eichenhofer

Jeff Withey enters a game earlier than he has all season, replacing Alexis Ajinca after three-plus minutes. It's Withey's 27th game (of 53)

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca started his second consecutive game at power forward.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Pelicans starters: Cunningham, Ajinca, Asik, Gordon, Evans. No @Anthony Davis (shoulder) or @Ryan Anderson (elbow) tonight.