John Reid

Pelicans SF Darius Miller about to enter for the first time tonight with 6:07 left in 3Q.

John Reid

It looks like Pelicans SF John Salmons is still working his way back into shape. Early in the third quarter, he looked winded.

John Reid

Not a good sign - Pelicans came out after halftime playing lackluster. Rockets on 11-6 run to cut lead to 72-65.

Nakia Hogan

Rockets have cut Pelicans lead to 72-65 with 6:32 to play in 2Q.

Jimmy Smith

#Rockets have cut #Pelicans lead to 72-65 with 6:32 3Q. Time out NOLA.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans don't seem to have the same energy they started the game with.

Sean Kelley

With 2 30+ pt quarters tonight the @New Orleans Pelicans have 5 such during 3 and half preseason games. #Pelicans

Sean Kelley

Pelicans used 6 blocked shots to their advantage in the half. #Pelicans

Sean Kelley

Pelicans lead 66-52 over HOU at the half. @Anthony Davis leads all with 16 pts 4 rebs 3 blks. @New Orleans Pelicans shoot 64.5% to HOU 39.1%

Jimmy Smith

Review upholds no basket call. #Pelicans 66, #Rockets 52 at the half.

John Reid

Halftime: Pelicans leading Rockets, 66-52.

John Reid

Pelicans rookie PG Russ Smith made a bad decision to force pass to Anthony Davis that resulted in turnover just before half ended.

Jimmy Smith

Check that score: 66-52. #Rockets shot ruled no good. Officials review.

Jimmy Smith

At the half, #Pelicans 66, #Rockets 54. Last shot being reviewed.

John Reid

Interesting lineup - Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Russ Smith paired together in the backcourt.

John Reid

Pelicans shooting at 66.7 percent from the field.

Jim Eichenhofer

It's preseason, but Anthony Davis with a midseason stat line (15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, 5/6 FGs, 5/5 FTs). NOLA 61-46 at 1:56 of 2nd

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans cooling off a bit now; hitting 67 percent, 20/30 lea 61-46 over #Rockets with 1:56 2Q.

John Reid

Pelicans' Austin Rivers still a little too erratic when he plays point guard.

Nakia Hogan

Add Eric Gordon to the list of Pelicans who are having a great first half. He has nine points and 3 assists on 4-of-6 shooting.

Jim Eichenhofer

In case you were wondering, the audio clip after Jimmer Fredette's baskets has been "Fine by me" by Andy Grammer

John Reid

Pelicans leading Rockets, 57-39, with 4:42 remaining before halftime.

Jason Calmes

Do you think Monty saw the Lakers attempt just 3 deep shots the other night and just kept saying "Nope." That's how I imagine it happened.

John Reid

Pelicans center Omer Asik has scored eight points in eight minutes against his former team.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans keeping up with their preseason trend of shooting more threes. Nice to see Monty encourage it.

John Reid

Pelicans guard Jimmer Fredette has missed three of his first four attempts so far.

Jason Calmes

Gordon took a leisurely stroll around the paint before scoring.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans should bottle some of this shooting for the regular season. They're 16-for-21. Davis, Asik, Jrue, Babbitt are combined 13-for-14

John Reid

Pelicans guard Austin Rivers is scoreless after nine minutes.

Jason Calmes

Obligatory Babbitt tweet.

John Reid

Luke Babbitt showing what he is capable of providing with his shooting. He's made his first three shots, which includes 2 3-pointers.

Nakia Hogan

Luke Babbitt's shot has returned. He's 3-for-3 from the field and 2-for-2 from 3-point line.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans are back to rolling. They lead Rockets 47-32 with 8:25 to play in 2Q.

Jason Calmes

Looks like Rivers getting some time at point guard.

Jason Calmes

Babbitt, Anderson, and Jimmer. Pelicans with a bunch of shooting right now. Davis should have room to work on offense.

John Reid

Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca just picked up second foul. Still struggling to defend without fouling.

John Reid

Pelicans backup small forward Luke Babbitt getting extended time tonight.

John Reid

Pelicans leading 33-24 at the end of 1Q. But they held a 30-15 lead when the last starter was taken out (Anthony Davis) with 2:31 left.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans led 30-15 before Monty Williams took his last starter out in the 1Q. Pelicans now lead 33-24 heading to 2Q. Pels' bench struggled.

John Reid

In the final 2:31 in the first quarter, the Pelicans' backups committed three turnovers and were held to three points.

Jason Calmes

After Ajinca has the shot clock violation some dude in the balcony starts screaming at Monty. Not quite sure how it's his fault there...

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis playing aggressively on offense, demanding ball in isolation. Already 2 dunks and 13 points. Also blocked Motiejunas hook shot

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans hitting 79 percent from outside, 11/14, to lead #Rockets 28-15 with 3:32 1Q.

John Reid

Backup SF Luke Babbitt in game before Darius Miller.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans Luke Babbitt getting in early for Salmons, 4:38 1Q at SF.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans PF Anthony Davis has scored 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the first 7:22 of tonight's game.

John Reid

Anthony Davis off to a great start - hitting his first five shots. He's making his presence felt from mid-range with pull-up jumpers.

Jason Calmes

Nice touch from Gordon on that layup. Encouraging.

Jim Eichenhofer

Jrue Holiday looked as good as he has all preseason in first 6:04 of game (7 points, 3 assists). Downside: he picked up 3 fouls

John Reid

Austin Rivers first guard off the bench to replace PG Jrue Holiday with 5:56 remaining in 1Q.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans PG Jrue Holiday just picked up his third foul of the game with 5:56 to play in 1Q. Austin Rivers enters game in Holiday's place.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans Jrue Holiday picks up PF3 at 5:56 1Q.

Jason Calmes

We've played half a quarter and you can see the difference Asik makes on defense. Good luck scoring over him and Davis.

Jason Calmes

We've reached over 100 followers on Instagram tonight. Lets keep it going! @BourbonStreetShots.

John Reid

No Dwight Howard for the Rockets tonight against Pelicans. Sore knee.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans off to a nice start on the offensive end. They've made 5 of first 6 shots and lead Rockets 13-3.

John Reid

Pelicans doing nice job early against the Rockets aggressively looking for shots, especially off drives.

Jim Eichenhofer

Patrick Beverley vs. Jrue Holiday is an interesting matchup. Beverley is one of most physical defenders in NBA. Picked up fouls 7 seconds in

Jason Calmes

Nice to see Asik altering shots with just his positioning. And not fouling is langiappe from that.

John Reid

Pelicans PG Jrue Holiday off to fast start, scoring five of the Pelicans' first seven points.

Jason Calmes

Beverly with maybe the quickest foul of all time.

Jason Calmes

I almost forgot! New intro video!

Jason Calmes

John Salmons is starring at SF tonight. Who do you want to see get the most minutes there?

Nakia Hogan

Sparse crowd at the Smoothie King Center tonight for the preseason home opener vs. Rockets.

John Reid

Plenty available seats for Pelicans' preseason home opener tonight against Rockets.

Nakia Hogan

I talked to Pelicans SF John Salmons before tonight's game. He is really forward to playing with the starters and other regulars.

John Reid

Pelicans starting lineup: SF John Salmons, PF Anthony Davis, C Omer Asik, SG Eric Gordon and PG Jrue Holiday

Jason Calmes

Geaux Mac http://t.co/XWsLD8ReRq

Jason Calmes

Time to tipoff for the first time this season in the Smoothie King Center!

Jason Calmes

The court design as seen from the balcony, and @NOLAJake's season tickets. http://t.co/ae5pNMMulS

Jim Eichenhofer

FYI tonight's game between the Pelicans and Rockets is available on NBA League Pass

Jason Calmes

I think we have both @NOLAJake and @42PhD handling our Twitter account. Double the tweets for Pelicans fans!

Jason Calmes

The court design looks fantastic. Noticeable yet not overwhelming.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's officials: crew chief Jason Phillips, Don Hudson, Sean Wright.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Rockets starters; Ariza, Jones, Dorsey, Papanikolau, Beverley.

Jason Calmes

Picture of big brother from the outdoor patio of the sports bar http://t.co/fy7rixkPlk

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Pelicans starters: Salmons, Davis, Asik, Gordon, Holiday.

Jason Calmes

Sports bar outside 104 http://t.co/NICW03uj6x

Jason Calmes

New team store http://t.co/8wOdRqxNaK

Jason Calmes

Spying on Jake... Yeah, he was reporting, but he was at the team store, too http://t.co/h8FVpgwiX5

Jason Calmes

The Pelicans have a out doubled the size of the team store after renovations to the SKC. Selection of merchandise looks improved.

John Reid

In three games, the Pelicans have forced opponents to average 21.0 turnovers.

Jason Calmes

STEAM design exhibit with basketballs... Body Centered Cubic Lattice for those playing the crystallography home game http://t.co/BLugtLwVy1

Jason Calmes

The new entry http://t.co/4o3y1W5uU0

Jason Calmes

The new front along Dixon Drive http://t.co/c3zCw4GQgi

Jason Calmes

Approaching the new Smoothie King Center entryway http://t.co/slQsazkz6V

Jason Calmes

It's @NOLAJake here at the first Pelicans home preseason game. What are your predictions for the night?

Sean Kelley

Good to be back in the @SmoothieKing Center. Now, I'm ready to call the game. #Pelicans http://t.co/WEsfVPF9JP

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans pregame notes, John Salmons expected to start at small forward tonight vs. Rockets. More: on.nba.com/1qpG9ot

John Reid

John Salmons will start at small forward tonight against the Rockets.

Jim Eichenhofer

One note from Monty on 44-minute game experiment: 44-minute games would cut equivalent of 6.8 games per season in terms of wear and tear

Jimmer Fredette

Getting ready for our first preseason home game tonight! #NOLA

Anthony Davis

My bro @hitmanholla killed that battle! #BallGame !!

Pelicans shootaround update, Omer Asik says "it's just another preseason game" vs. former team Rockets. More: on.nba.com/1rsOuqS