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Patric Young has his 2nd double-digit rebounding game of summer league. Up to 8 pts, 11 reb. Wolves lead 88-72 at 3:43 of 4th qtr
Timberwolves have took control of the game against Pelicans with a 15-1 run. Timberwolves leading 79-64.
Wolves go on 12-1 run to open 4th, now lead 79-64 over Pelicans. Russ Smith (16 pts) and Cameron Ayers (11 pts) top NOLA scorers
Russ Smith with 16 points - but Pelicans trailing 67-63 at end of third quarter against Timberwolves.
Wolves lead Pels 67-63 through 3 quarters. By the way, this is a back-to-back-to-back-to-back for Minnesota, its 4th game since Tuesday
Pelicans trailing Timberwolves 63-59 with 2:47 remaining in third quarter.
Russ Smith scored 20, 6, 14 and 19 points in first four summer games. Has 16 tonight with 2:43 left in 3rd. Wolves lead 63-59
Russ Smith is 6-of-11 from the field for 14 points. By far, the Pelicans' most impressive player during summer league.
Good duel b/w Russ Smith (14 points), Wolves' Zach LaVine (17 points), a 2nd-round pick with thick NCAA resume vs. 1st-rounder with thin one
Courtney Fells started tonight for Pelicans, but has missed six of eight shots.
Pelicans leading Timberwolves 46-45 at halftime.
Pelicans up 46-45 at halftime. Russ Smith (12 pts, 5-9 FGs, 1-2 treys, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover) and Cameron Ayers (8 pts) top NOLA
Glenn Robinson III had a nasty fall on a dunk attempt that was contested by Pelicans' Patric Young. He gets up and heads to bench.
Wolves' Glenn Robinson III took a nasty fall to the court after trying to dunk on 6-9, 240-pound Patric Young. Foul called. He looks OK
Louisville reunion at the rim: Russ Smith attacks basket for a dunk attempt, but Wolves' Gorgui Dieng rejects it. Some guts to even try it
Pelicans leading Timberwolves 42-37 with 2:46 remaining in second quarter.
Summer Pelicans love to shoot 3s. Cameron Ayers heats up w/8 points (2 treys). Russ Smith adds trey (team-high 10 pts). NOLA 40-35 at 4:03
Russ Smith already with 10 points with 4:39 remaining in second quarter.
James Southerland playing well for the Pelicans. He made three of his first four shots.
Pelicans leading Timberwolves, 30-22 at end of first quarter.
Pelicans shot 63% from field and 4-7 on threes in 1st qtr. Four players with at least 5 points, headed by Russ Smith's 7. NOLA up 30-22
Pelicans have jumped out to early 18-8 lead against Timberwolves.
Russ Smith (7 points) making bunch of quick & deceptive dribble moves, leading to couple floaters. Also cut for layup. NOLA 18-8 at 5:04
Courtney Fells in the starting lineup tonight for Pelicans.
Pelicans about to tip off against Minnesota Timberwolves
NOLA's Courtney Fells entered today 14th in league in scoring average (17.3 ppg). Russ Smith has seemingly insurmountable assist lead (7.3)
Pelicans-Wolves is going to start a bit later than scheduled (9 p.m. CT) due to 76ers vs. D-League game going into overtime right now in gym
Pelicans play their consolation-round game against the Timberwolves at 9 tonight (central) in Las Vegas.
Jimmer Fredette has agreed to one-year deal, sources say. Story up shortly.
League sources confirm Pelicans have signed Jimmer Fredette and re-signed Darius Miller
Pelicans will play consolation round game on Friday at 7 p.m. against Timberwolves.
Pelicans will face Timberwolves in Friday's consolation round at 7 p.m. Central (time subject to change). NBA TV broadcast info TBD
With one game remaining in summer league, Pelicans PG Russ Smith is averaging 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, league-best 7.3 assists
With loss, the Pelicans will play their final game in the Samsung NBA Summer League on Friday in the consolation round.
Hornets prevail 104-75 over Pelicans. New Orleans will play in Friday's consolation round to conclude their Las Vegas trip
Pelicans lose to Hornets 104-75
Hornets leading Pelicans 100-69 with 2:05 remaining.
Besides their defensive problems today, the Pelicans have turned the ball over 15 times.
Pelicans have surrendered 94 points and 50.7 percent shooting with 5:34 remaining in the game against Hornets.
Russ Smith and Courtney Fells have added to their team-high totals with 19 points each, but Hornets are rolling, up 94-69 at 5:36 of 4th
Josh Howard hasn't played today for the Pelicans.
Pelicans trail 78-59 through three quarters. In Game 1, New Orleans came back from a 19-point deficit vs. D-League to win
Charlotte Hornets leading New Orleans Pelicans 78-59 at end of third quarter.Not enough defensive stops today by Pelicans.
It is summer league, but Courtney Fells sure makes scoring look easy, especially with his jump shots.
Pelicans trailing Hornets 70-49 with 3:59 remaining in third.
Courtney Fells perfect in three three-point attempts today. Scorching-hot week includes 13-for-21 shooting (62%) on treys in summer league
Not enough on-ball pressure or interior defense by the Pelicans today.
Hornets' Cody Zeller not having much trouble scoring against Jeff Withey today.
Pelicans power forward Patric Young went scoreless in the first half, but grabbed four rebounds. He has three fouls.
Russ Smith halftime update: 14 pts (5-11 FGs, 4-4 FTs), 2 reb, 3 assists, 3 turnovers, 14 minutes. Pelicans trail 52-40 but were down 21
Pelicans trailing Hornets 52-40 at halftime.
Hornets have made 6-of-13 3-pointers against Pelicans.
Pelicans have outscored Hornets 20-13 in second quarter.
More of the same from Courtney Fells, who had 50 points in 62 minutes over the first 3 games. Has 12 points in 12 minutes today. Char 46-33
Pels' Cameron Fells may be a keeper- just always seem to be on rhythm.
Courtney Fells entered today shooting 61% from field and 56% on treys. Has 7 quick points today as Pels try to rally from big hole
Pelicans getting into their offense a little better in second quarter. Courtney Fells starting make shots.
Jeff Withey has three blocks.
Pelicans defenders are getting out on the Hornets' shooters to contest, but they are still making shots.
Jeff Withey has 3 blocks in his first 7 minutes of playing time today, giving him a total of 10 in four summer league games
Pelicans trailing 34-13 at end of first quarter.
Russ Smith scored eight of the Pelicans' 13 points in first quarter. Pelicans made only 5 of 14 shots.
Still think second-year Pelicans center Jeff Withey has to be more physical.
Russ Smith leads league in assists (7.7 per game), but has been ultra-aggressive on offense today. Shot 3-for-6, had 8 pts in 1st qtr
Looking like a blowout here, Pelicans trailing Hornets, 30-13. Courtney Fells just entered.
Pelicans' defense non-existent in first quarter.
Pelicans trailing Hornets, 22-7, with 2:57 remaining in 1Q
Pelicans have shot well most of the week, but came out today 2-for-8 from field and 3-for-6 at foul line. Charlotte 20-7 at 2:57
Anthony Davis seated behind the Pelicans bench.
Crossover move by Russ Smith didn't look like a travel, but officials said it was.
Pelicans rookie guard Russ Smith is not only quick, but he has great ball-handling skills.
Little different writing Charlotte Hornets again.
Pelicans trailing Hornets 13-5 with 5:40 in 1Q.
Pelicans have started game missing five of their first six shots.
N.O. Pelicans vs. Charlotte Hornets have tipped off.
Pelicans move DeQuan Jones into starting five today. He's played very well off the bench in his two games
Coming up on tip-off of today's tournament game between Pelicans and Hornets from Las Vegas: http://t.co/HFllytfHiS
If the Pelicans beat the Charlotte Hornets today in the Samsung NBA Summer League, they will advance to Saturday's quarterfinal round.