Random stat of the night: Alexis Ajinca has 5 blocks.
Alexis Ajinca has his career high in blocks with four. He had three blocks in a game five times. NOLA 73-70 at 7:30 of 4Q
Love Pondexter's communication defensively. Ajinca post up results in turnover. Wolves now even with Pels.
Ajinca offensively doing well. Also grabbing important defensive rebounds.
Second unit the Pels have on court to start 2Q: PG Wolters, SG Pondexter, SF Babbitt, PF Cunningham, C Ajinca.
Nice pass to Ajinca there. Draws foul. He's been doing some nice things on offense. Pels down 18-16
Good job by Monty Williams to put in Alexis Ajinca early in the game. He also needs to see what Jimmer Fredette can provide.
Ajinca is 2 of 5 from the stripe. Could be important as this game winds down. He'll need to sink his free throws.
Pelicans double Anthony and force a tough two. He misses. Free throws for Ajinca on the other end. 91-85 Knicks.
Alexis Ajinca followed up two big games with a scoreless 1st half tonight, but starting to get going now. Has 7 pts in 2nd half. NY 86-80
Ajinca with a nice one dribble score as the roll man. Makes it, gets the foul, goes And One.
Ajinca unable to shoot over Amar'e. Airballs another Pelicans' shot.
Ajinca unable to get inside on Jason Smith. Misses a midrange hook shot.
Now, I don't know if Ajinca would have been any better had Evans passed though. His coordination while moving worries me.
Ajinca sets a pretty good screen for Evans, had space on the roll to get the ball. Evans forces a shot instead.
Ajinca gets the ball and travels? Unsure of what the refs called there.
Ajinca misses the free throw.
Calderon charged with a flagrant foul on Ajinca after the refs reviewed it.
Oh wow that's a tough foul on Ajinca's face by Calderon. Refs reviewing to see if it gets bumped up.
Looks like Alexis Ajinca got hit in the eye.
Knicks up 18 to 9. On a 7-0 run currently. Ajinca to the line to quell the bleeding.
This Ajinca/Amar'e battle should be pretty interesting.
Ajinca is the first sub in for the Pelicans. Not a surprise there.
Alexis Ajinca enters for Pelicans
Monty Williams said before the game that the assistant coaches have been impressed with Ajinca in practice/workouts.
Alexis Ajinca: "I was feeling great tonight. My teammates gave me the ball in the right situations. All I had to do was finish."
JV on Ajinca career game (Greivis could barely say his name) "He was open at the basket. Maybe we didn't do good rotation with him."
Tyreke on Ajinca: "Alexis played great tonight. Hell of a game from him. Being in the middle, finishing, making himself big."
Greivis Vasquez: "Alex Ajinca (A-jenk-a), whatever his name is just came over here and killed us"
95-93. Pels win off a game-winning shot from Evans. Ajinca MVP for the game, but the team still ride-or-die with Evans it seems.
Wilt Chamberlain was Alexis Ajinca 1.0.
DeMar DeRozan makes both free throws with 42.6 after fouled by Alexis Ajinca to tie the score at 93.
The next time Raptors fans rail about the referees remember the Lowry charge and the Ajinca on DeRozan bailout that gave them a chance here.
Alexis Ajinca messing me up in wack fantasy.
Alexis Ajinca makes both free throws to cut the lead to 87-85 with 2:56 remaining.
Alexis Ajinca with his 2nd straight game of 16 points (still 6:39 left today). He averaged 4.1 ppg this season prior to that
Maybe the play of the game by Ajinca with that dribble drive and dunk. 78-73 Raps.
Alexis Ajinca revenge game.