Pels climbing back into the game. Ajinca big part of that. Just picked Ellis off dribble, Cole layup at other end
That was a marvelous defensive possession by Ajinca. Not something I say much.
Alexis Ajinca has 10 points, fifth consecutive game scoring in double figures.
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
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
Ajinca's scoring is just on right now. He looks so confident
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
Alexis Ajinca enters and immediately makes impact by hitting his first two shots.
Alexis Ajinca checks in and almost immediately gets a slam off an inbound play. Ajinca shooting 71% from field in his last 5 games
Really all rotation guys besides Evans, Gordon & Ajinca have been vital during NO's win streak: Asik, Cunningham, Pondexter, Cole, Babbitt
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)
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."
Trying to think of a reason Alexis Ajinca has been in this long while Omer Asik sits there on the bench.
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
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
Alexis Ajinca gets his first points of the night with a minute remaining in the third quarter after making two free throws.
Alexis Ajinca's recent free throws were initially credited to Jimmer Fredette. Those two guys get confused for each other all the time
Alexis Ajinca, who scored a career-high 24 points against Heat, has missed his first two shots to start the game vs. Nuggets.
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.
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."
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.”
Alexis Ajinca makes layup - Pelicans up 104-102 with 25.9 seconds. Nice pass from E. Gordon.
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
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
Pelicans backups Alexis Ajinca has made his first three shots; L. Babbitt made his first two.
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.
Alexis Ajinca has scored on three straight possessions for Pelicans.
Pelicans (Ajinca and Co.) shot 10-for-13 at rim against Amir Johnson. That’s horrific D. Just 4-for-9 against Valanciunas.
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.
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.
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
Dwane Casey, Raptors' coach/oracle, mentioned two names before the game: Ajinca and Babbitt. Both have been excellent for NOLA tonight.
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
Ajinca is just wiping guys out on screens. Lead down to 2.
Alexis Ajinca has 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting.