Jim Eichenhofer

Steve Blake and Dante Cunningham were teammates on the 2009-10 Blazers, but Blake nudged Cunningham to floor on fast break. Foul on Blake

Jimmy Smith

Officials checking to see if it's a common or flagrant foul on Steve Blake against Dante Cunningham.

Jason Calmes

AD already has 3 blocks and Portland has 44 points. So, yeah, blocks aren't like a perfect proxy for good defense.

Jimmy Smith

Eight feet from the rim and @Jimmer Fredette can't knock down the shot.

John Reid

Pelicans still can't break from their sluggish effort. They just don't appear to have the necessary energy or execution against Portland.

Jimmy Smith

This one becoming a rout; timeout #Pelicans 8:47 2Q, trailing #Blazers 44-23.

Jason Calmes

Great ball movement from Portland there. Really showed our defensive weaknesses.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans' 5 to start 2Q: Fredette, Rivers, Asik, Anderson, Cunningham.

John Reid

Anthony Davis missed nine of 11 shots in first quarter.

John Reid

Pelicans made only 29.2 percent of their shots in first quarter. They are trailing 32-17.

Jason Calmes

The Pelicans are down 32-17 at the end of the first quarter. The Pels were 7-24 in the first quarter.

Nakia Hogan

At end of 1Q: Blazers 32, Pelicans 17. Pelicans shot 29.2 percent from the field in the 1Q.

Jimmy Smith

This one shaping up to be a route in #Blazers' favor. Still 3Q to go, though, PDX up 32-13.

John Reid

Trail Blazers leading Pelicans, 30-13.

Jason Calmes

Kaman picks up his second personal foul with just under 2 in the first quarter.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers' Chris Kaman picks up PF2 at 1:43 1Q. He has been on the floor for 3 minutes.

John Reid

Too many missed jumpers, missed dunks and layups by the Pelicans in first quarter.

John Reid

Nicholas Batum just drove the lane without a Pelicans defender in sight. They didn't play like this in Houston.

Jason Calmes

Davis was 1-7 before that high percentage look.

Jason Calmes

Portland leads the league in rebounds per game. It is going to be tough to grab a board without Asik on the floor.

Jim Eichenhofer

So much for Blazers being tired after a 3OT game last night. Portland getting all the loose balls early, leads 23-8. Aldridge 11 pts

John Reid

Pelicans missing layups - can't get defensive stops. Trail Blazers leading 23-8.

Jimmy Smith

Time out #Pelicans, trailing #Blazers 23-8 3:43 1Q.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson enters. Pelicans are desperate for an offensive spark.

John Reid

Pelicans are 2-of-10 from the field with four turnovers. Trailing Trail Blazers, 14-6 with 5:48 remaining in 1Q. . . Not good.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans are 3 of 11 from the field and trail Blazers 14-6 with 5:48 to play in 1Q.

Jason Calmes

Wow the Pelicans have started off slow. They are down 10 with 7 left to go in the first quarter.

John Reid

Pelicans can't get anything going offensively right now, including Anthony Davis.

Jim Eichenhofer

Like almost every night in the West, tough PG matchup for Jrue Holiday with Damian Lillard. Holiday averaging 19.2pts/9.0ast last 5 games

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers' @LaMarcus Aldridge has 9 1Q PTs, PDX up12-4 8:12 to go.

John Reid

Pelicans already trailing 12-4.

Jason Calmes

Anthony Davis has always had issues falling for the pump fake. Something to keep an eye on with the Aldridge matchup.

Jason Calmes

AD is 0-2 to start. The Pels have yet to hit a shot 0-3.

Jimmy Smith

Nice feed from @Jrue Holiday into @Omer Asik for the bucket.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge gets @Anthony Davis up in the air, is fouled, and gets the and-1.

John Reid

Tyreke Evans wearing protective sleeve over his right knee tonight.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans starters: PG Holiday, SG Evans, SF Babbitt, PF Davis C Asik

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans in red alternates tonight while #Blazers in white unis.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers played a triple-OT game Friday night in San Antonio.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's officials: crew chief James Capers, Derek Richardson, Scott Wall.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Blazers' starters: Batum, Aldridge, Freeland, Matthews, Lillard.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Pelican starters: Babbitt, Davis, Asik, Evans, Holiday.

Jason Calmes

Which matchup are you more excited to watch Lillard-Holiday or Davis-Aldridge? I'm going Davis-Aldridge.

Jason Calmes

The Pelicans have the 4th best offensive rating in the league right now. Portland has the 5th best defensive rating. That seems fun.

Jason Calmes

Hey Pels fans! This is @nicklewellen again. We've got an early one tonight. Look forward to talking some Pelicans basketball!

John Reid

Pelicans are 3-10 against teams with a .500 or better record. The Trail Blazers have the third-best record in the NBA at 21-6.

John Reid

Dante Cunningham continues to emerge off the bench for Pelicans. He has scored in double figures in two of the past three games.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans' Tyreke Evans expected to play; Blazers' Nic Batum a game-time decision: on.nba.com/1xzaklD http://t.co/3WYGJP7a0m

John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Tyreke Evans will give it a go tonight despite bone bruise in right knee

John Reid

Tyreke Evans will play tonight

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans will have SG Tyreke Evans tonight vs. Trail Blazers. Monty Williams said he will monitor how Evans moves around.

Brianna Nichole

It's Holiday at the Nest!!! Throwback pic with my co-cap leethebee3! #pelicansgameday #pelicansinstagram.com/p/w2EnTdu1ov/

Jason Calmes

It's a very Portland feeling day in terms of weather (which sucks). How about a New Orleans feeling and sounding night for the Pelicans?

John Reid

NBA Power Rankings: Memphis Grizzlies move to top spot s.nola.com/69eacaF via @nolanews

Nakia Hogan

OKC Thunder are listing SF Kevin Durant (ankle) as OUT for their game on Sunday vs. Pelicans.

John Reid

Pelicans recall rookie point guard Russ Smith from NBA Development League s.nola.com/QGTuXjR via @nolanews

John Reid

Tyreke Evans says he may play against Trail Blazers, despite having bone bruise in right knee s.nola.com/WTSY58U via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

New Orleans Pelicans Recall Russ Smith from D-League bit.ly/1wzuRoz #Pelicans #fb

John Reid

Pelicans recall Russ Smith from NBA Development League

Jason Calmes

Mekel release, Evans' uncertainty... Russ is a little insurance at guard. This does not affect the roster spot opened by Mekel release.

Jason Calmes

Looks like Russ' recall could serve many purposes: Ants are off for a week, Pelicans have 4 games in that span... Time with team...

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans have recalled PG Russ Smith from NBADL.

Jim Eichenhofer

After missing Thursday game at Houston, Tyreke Evans (knee) hopes to play tonight vs. Blazers: on.nba.com/1w93D32 http://t.co/dgNrS0RltU

Ryan Anderson

It's so hard to continue to try and move forward and then run into days like today. Today is Gia's birthday. We miss you so much Petrie

Alexis Ajinca

Si vous n'avez pas vu hier soir le #MagBasket de @G_Millon1982 voici la vidéo. Bon weekend les amis #TeamAjinça fb.me/1VBh4KMZ5

Eric Gordon

Great night at the Boys & Girls Club in Gretna! s/o to the @New Orleans Pelicans for supporting my work in the community. http://t.co/MQ0BYBkbGm

Eric Gordon

#EG10Gives Holiday Bike Giveaway in Greta at the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana - Westbank Unit #NBACares http://t.co/HJW86O5NWg

Nakia Hogan

Despite waiving Gal Mekel, Pelicans still like the point guard s.nola.com/cyItFBk via @nolanews

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans (13-12) enter weekend in 8th in West. They're 1 game ahead of Suns (13-14) and 1.5 ahead of OKC (12-14). Thunder at Lakers tonight

Nakia Hogan

Tyreke Evans (bruised knee)will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game vs. Trail Blazers s.nola.com/Sd03xDE via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

On the Fly, Episode 7: We Hung Out With Eric Gordon bit.ly/1JscWFD #Pelicans #fb

Jason Calmes

Notes from the Underground: New Orleans Pelicans Practice 12.19 bit.ly/1JscYND #Pelicans #fb

Jason Calmes

On the Fly: We Hung Out With Gordon | #Pelicans |goo.gl/PIdbxb Final thank you to @Eric Gordon for coming to the watch party.

Nakia Hogan

Tyreke Evans said there remains swelling in his right knee. He's taking an anti inflammatory & will test knee tomorrow at shootaround

Jason Calmes

Pain after shootaround, medical opinion tomorrow will determine if he plays tomorrow. Swelling is also an issue. http://t.co/M4EVtNnJA0

Jason Calmes

Lots of ice on Evans' knee. Pain is an issue. He did light shooting work today.

John Reid

Last call for Pelicans' twitter mailbag questions today: Pelicans outplayed the Rockets in fourth quarter. Surprised or did you expect it?

Jason Calmes

Team having a short meeting during practice, Dell messing around in the conference room. Sitting on the bleachers, listening to the rain.

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans SG Tyreke Evans (knee) got some work in today, but still will be listed as day to day.

Jason Calmes

Coach also said of Mekel that they brought Mekel in to get a look, are going in a different direction, but liked what he brought to the team

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans coach Monty Williams said the door isn't closed on the possibility of bringing back recently waived Gal Mekel down the road.

Jason Calmes

Mekel move was partially financial, have not ruled out bringing him back. Him coming in stirred the pot, though that was not intended.

Jason Calmes

Coach feels the ball movement waning at times is a "natural occurrence." They have talented players, but they need to work together more.

Jason Calmes

Coach Williams says the team did not play well for a full 48m against Portland.

Jason Calmes

Coach was pleased with Cunningham's defense. He was hoping Jimmer could help space the floor.

Jason Calmes

Normally guys are still working on the court at this point in practice. It just went silent.

Jason Calmes

Evans day-to-day, will be evaluated tomorrow. They do not want to jump the gun.

Jason Calmes

Coach Williams likes how the defense last night led to transition offense.

Jason Calmes

Evans just nailed a 3 in practice http://t.co/deNpi1TPFH

John Reid

Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel