HoopsHype New Orleans Pelicans Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: March 04, 2015 | 10:17 AM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

John Reid

Bad third quarter for Pelicans getting handled by Mavericks, who are on 16-2 run to take a 71-60 with 5:50 left in third quarter.

Jim Eichenhofer

After #Pelicans were making shots from everywhere in 1H, major cold spell to start 3Q. Mavs still hot at 55% on FGs. Dal 71-60 at 5:50

John Reid

Pelicans struggling right now to get their offense going. They have missed seven consecutive shots.

John Reid

Mavericks open third quarter on 9-2 run to take 64-60 lead vs Pelicans.

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans last played in Dallas on Dec. 10. In 1st half tonight NOLA received total of 42 points from players who didn't appear in that game

Mark Followill

Pelicans have made 9 3s in first half and lead Mavs 58-55 at half on @FSSouthwest. Rajon Rondo leads all scorers with 15 (7-11 FG)

Jim Eichenhofer

It took Norris Cole (13 pts, 5/7 FGs, 2/4 treys) less than a half to notch 5th double-digit outing in 6 games w/ #Pelicans. NOLA high is 15

John Reid

Pelicans made 9-of-17 3-pointers for 52.9 percent in first half.

John Reid

Three of the Pelicans' final four shots were 3-pointers, which led to 58-55 halftime lead against Mavs.

Dwain Price

#Pelicans lead at the half 58-55. Rondo has 15 pts, Ellis 10, RJ 9, Amar'e 8, Devin 7, Dirk 3.

Tim MacMahon

Half: Pelicans 58, Mavs 55. Dallas losing despite 15 points from Rajon Rondo. Norris Cole leads NO with 13 off bench.

Earl K. Sneed

Wow. Eric Gordon with another three. Pelicans have hit 9 of 17 from deep to lead 58-55 at the half. 15 pts for Rondo to lead all. #DALvsNOP

John Reid

Pelicans have been outscored 30-12 in the paint with 42.8 seconds remaining before halftime.

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans need to get this pace a bit slower. Mavs have bunch of guards who do damage in open court. NOLA 8/16 treys huge so far. Dal 55-53

Earl K. Sneed

Gordon with another triple. The Pelicans are lighting it up from the outside, hitting 8 of 16. #DALvsNOP

Earl K. Sneed

Make it 7 of 14 from three for the Pelicans after Norris Cole's trey. Still, the @Dallas Mavericks lead 52-50 with 2:37 in the half. #DALvsNOP

John Reid

Pelicans' interior defense not up to par right now. Mavs on 10-0 run to take 52-47 lead.

Earl K. Sneed

5:12 left in the half and the Pelicans lead the @Dallas Mavericks 47-46, despite Rondo's 15 pts. #DALvsNOP

Earl K. Sneed

Pelicans are 6 of 11 from the three-point arc after that Pondexter triple. #DALvsNOP

John Reid

Tyreke Evans starts 6-0 run with 20-foot jumper. Pelicans regain lead against Mavs, 42-40 with 7:13 left in 2Q.

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

John Reid

Pelicans trailing Mavericks, 39-36 with 8:52 remaining in 2Q.

John Reid

Pelicans made 61 percent of their shots in 1Q; Mavericks made 68 percent.

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette makes driving shot before first quarter ends - Pelicans cut Mavericks' lead to 32-31 at end of quarter.

Tim MacMahon

End 1Q: Mavs 32, Pelicans 31. Rajon Rondo 13 points, Richard Jefferson 9 points. Seriously.

Mark Followill

Mavs lead Pelicans 28-24 with 2 mins left 1Q on @FSSouthwest. Rondo already 13 pts

John Reid

Pelicans' interior defense not strong in first quarter. Mavs have outscored Pelicans 14-4 in paint.

John Reid

Pelicans trailing Mavericks, 17-15, with 5:44 remaining in 1Q.Mavs' Rajon Rondo has made 4-of-5 shots for 8 pts.

John Reid

Pelicans better find a way to defend PG Rajon Rondo better. Driving through the lane at will.

John Reid

Tyreke Evans matching the Pelicans' uniform color - he's scored seven of his team's first 10 points.

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo with the Rondo fake and score. That was vintage No. 9, but Tyreke Evans hits a three to answer. 10-6 Pelicans early. #DALvsNOP

John Reid

Pelicans wearing red for second straight night.

John Reid

Pelicans 20-10 at home, 12-17 on road.

John Reid

Pelicans on stretch of playing five games in seven days.

John Reid

Big challenge for the Pelicans tonight. They got to start fast and defend. Need balanced scoring attack. Attack the boards.

Tim MacMahon

Sarge James gets the start at center tonight for the Mavs. No smallball vs. Pelicans.

Sean Kelley

Strong workout from @Anthony Davis before tonight's game in Dallas. Getting closer.... #Pelicans

Mark Followill

Mavs starters vs Pelicans: Rondo, Monta, Jefferson, Dirk, Sarge. Tipoff shortly on @FSSouthwest

Sean Kelley

Alright @SeanPayton we need you and big C to cheer the @New Orleans Pelicans to another win tonight. #OneTeam

John Reid

Pelicans snapped a nine-game losing streak losing to the Mavericks on Jan. 25 at the Smoothie King Center with a 109-106 victory.

John Reid

The Mavericks are 20-2 all-time at home against the Pelicans in regular season.

Mark Followill

Pelicans have won 5 straight, also did last March for longest streaks in post CP3 era. Haven't had longer win strk since 10 str. in Jan 2011

John Reid

Pelicans' Tyreke Evans has scored in double figures in six consecutive games. He scored 22 points on Sunday night vs. Nuggets.

John Reid

With a win over the Mavericks tonight, the Pelicans can move into a tie with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the eighth seed in West.

Jimmy Spencer

Tonight’s just-for-fun NBA picks: Warriors -5.5 Suns +1.5 Clippers -5 Pelicans +8

John Reid

Mavericks' Chandler Parsons also set to miss tonight's game vs. Pelicans because of ankle injury

John Reid

Pelicans will catch a break tonight with Mavericks center Tyson Chandler out because of a left hip flexor injury.

Jim Eichenhofer

Monta Ellis cards for fans in Dallas. Pelicans vs. Mavericks at 7:30 p.m. Big game in Southwest Division: http://t.co/sRidUyRS4n

Jim Eichenhofer

Since Jan. 14, when Anthony Davis plays 20+ minutes (AKA when he doesn't sustain an early first-half injury), #Pelicans are 7-3