HoopsHype Alexis Ajinca Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 21, 2014 | 08:50 PM

Jason Calmes

Lucky break there for the #Pelicans. Ajinca got caught contesting the Jackson jumper & no one decided to fill his defensive rebounding void.

Jim Eichenhofer

Of NOLA's 16 pts in 2Q, 14 have come from bench (Anderson 8, Ajinca 6), turning a 5-point deficit into 41-37 lead at 5:54

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca already with eight points in five minutes. Omer Asik has two points in nine minutes.

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca giving #Pelicans some of his best minutes of season, scoring four baskets to put NOLA up 36-33 at 7:57 of 2Q

Nakia Hogan

Alexis Ajinca is playing extremely well. He has 8 points and 3 rebounds in 5 minutes.

Jason Calmes

Remember when everyone thought Perkins' D was good enough to cover for his horrible O? Ajinca has been pretty good against him so far.

John Reid

Pelicans backup center Alexis Ajinca playing better than Omer Asik.

Jason Calmes

That's a bad shot by Anderson, but also a pretty blatant push-off by Perkins on Ajinca that wasn't called.

Nakia Hogan

After recording a double-double last night, Alexis Ajinca is back in rotation, enters game in 1Q.

Jim Eichenhofer

Russ Smith, Alexis Ajinca about to check in, as #Pelicans look for spark. Smith hasn't played for NOLA since Nov. 28. Only home game Nov. 4

John Reid

Russ Smith is about to enter, along with Alexis Ajinca. They need some kind of spark at this point.

Jason Calmes

Mekel and Ajinca are the only guys available, who haven't played yet. Honestly, I'm a bit surprised by that.

Jason Calmes

Withey is off the bench before Ajinca. He hasn't done a ton, but he did get an assist and he set two super annoying screens.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans seem to be settling into reserve group of PG Mekel, SG Rivers, SF Cunningham, PF Anderson, C Ajinca. 2nd unit looks better

John Reid

Ajinca and Anderson have combined to score Pelicans' first 12 points in 2Q

Sean Highkin

Alexis Ajinca is the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jason Calmes

How bad the Lakers are playing: Ajinca 6 points on 3 shots, no fouls, 1 turnover, 1 rebound.

Jim Eichenhofer

Alexis Ajinca off to a fast start with 6 quick points, including a dunk and two jumpers. Bench 12-8 edge over Lakers in 2Q

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca has scored on three of four possessions

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans open 2Q with all subs, including Anderson, Rivers, Cunningham, Ajinca, Mekel. NOLA up 22-16

Jimmy Smith

Gal Mekel, Alexis Ajinca check in for #Pelicans with 43.9 to go 1Q.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans can't continue to whiff at the foul line; @Alexis Ajinca just missed a pair; 1/6 on the night for NOLA.

Adi Joseph

Extended discourse on the pronunciation of Ajinca is the type of thing that happens when the Pelicans' bench is in.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans subbing in big numbers in 1Q. Reserves Anderson, Salmons, Fredette, Rivers, Ajinca already in game. NOLA 26-22 at 0:52

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette and Alexis Ajinca enter for Pelicans.

John Reid

After two consecutive games of DNPs,Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca playing tonight against Wizards.

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans coach Monty Williams hinted we may see backup C Alexis Ajinca tonight vs. Wizards.

John Reid

Is Pelicans backup center Alexis Ajinca hurt? Hasn't played since last Saturday's game against the Utah Jazz.

Jim Eichenhofer

Nice showing by Jeff Withey (6 pts/4 reb/3 blk, 9 mins) as he tries to cement spot in rotation. Alexis Ajinca DNP after starting last 4 gms

John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams still appears to experimenting with rotations. Jeff Withey enters before Alexis Ajinca.

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca a scoring threat so far - he has made his first three shots.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans running a version of their "BIG" lineup. No Asik but they have an Ajinca. Utah plays a slow pace. Let's see what happens.

Sean Kelley

Starters for @New Orleans Pelicans at Utah are Evans, Davis, Ajinca, Gordon, Holiday. Will go for split of the 4 game trip. #Pelicans

John Reid

Tyreke Evans, Anthony Davis, Alexis Ajinca, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday are the Pelicans starters tonight against Jazz.

Jim Eichenhofer

Ryan Anderson starts 1-for-5 from field and has taken several tough shots, but he has neon green light to fire with group of subs + Ajinca

Jason Kosmicki

OH-Ficial starters Chandler/ Faried/ Mozgov/ AAA/ Ty................Evans/ Davis/ Ajinca/ Gordon/ Holliday

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know about Pelicans (NOLA at Denver 8 p.m. CT; Tyreke Evans' improved shot; Ajinca/Gordon videos): on.nba.com/11CE5U0