Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans still shooting light's out at 65 percent, #Spurs at 50 percent with 5:55 to go 2Q.

John Reid

Pelicans leading Spurs, 47-29 with 6:23 remaining in 2Q

Jason Calmes

Coery Joseph has been having an awful game......KEEP IT UP!

John Reid

Pelicans forcing plenty of tough shots by Spurs.

Jason Calmes

AD leads all with 12pts in 15mins

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans have shot 68 percent and have 24 points in the paint at the 8:44 mark of 1Q.

John Reid

Pelicans shooting at 67.9 percent to ambush the Spurs right now. During one stretch they made five consecutive shots.

Jason Calmes

So much yes! Pels lead 43-25 with 8:44 in the 2nd!

John Reid

Pelicans shooting at 72 percent, leading Spurs 41-21.

John Reid

Pelicans closed out first quarter on 14-1 run. Now they got to keep foot on pedal.

Jimmy Smith

#Spurs have only 2 REB in 1Q but #Pelicans shot 68 percent in the period.

Jim Eichenhofer

Might be loudest it's been in arena in a few years right now. Incredible volume from crowd. Jrue buries tough jumper to close 1Q. NOLA 34-19

John Reid

Pelicans shot 68.2 in the first quarter (15 of 22).

Jimmy Smith

End 1Q, #Pelicans 34, #Spurs 19; last 2 by @Jrue Holiday being reviewed to see if it beat buzzer and it did.

John Reid

Jrue Holiday on ball-pressure and he just made a 21-foot jumper at buzzer, Pelicans leading Spurs 34-19.

John Reid

Pelicans leading Spurs 32-19

John Reid

Pelicans' defensive play starting to take over game.

John Reid

Pelicans' athleticism starting to show against veteran team.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans shooting 13/19 with 54.3 to go 1Q, 68 percent.

John Reid

Pelicans have made 13 of 19 shots.

Jim Eichenhofer

Tyreke Evans making Spurs pay early for going under screens on defense. Evans much improved on jumper. Evans 9 pts. NOLA 29-18

John Reid

Pelicans making a push, leading 27-18 after scoring on two consecutive possessions. Anthony Davis just threw down a dunk.

John Reid

The clock keeps on ticking with these Spurs - they don't change anything, just force you out your comfort zone.

Jim Eichenhofer

Both teams off to good offensive starts, when they don't turn the ball over. NOLA 9/15 FGs but 4 turnovers. SA 8/14 with 2

John Reid

Pelicans struggling with Tony Parker on drives off pick and roll. He has made 4-of-5 shots for eight points in 9 minutes.

Jimmy Smith

Nerves? @Anthony Davis has three turnovers in first quarter.

John Reid

Pelicans better keep foot on pedal.

John Reid

Jrue Holiday about to enter and his defensive assignment will be Tony Parker.

Jim Eichenhofer

Immense energy from Anthony Davis in opening 6 minutes, all over floor but couple turnovers and 1/4 FGs. He settles in, look out. Tied at 12

John Reid

Both Pelicans and Spurs shooting at 60 percent or better. Anthony Davis is 1-of-4 from field.

John Reid

Thunder leading Timberwolves 19-8 early in first quarter. Pelicans-Spurs tied at 12.

Jimmy Smith

Time out 5:50 1Q, #Pelicans 12, #Spurs 12; Davis with 2 FTs out of the break.

John Reid

Spurs crowding Anthony Davis, he's going to need to hit that mid-range jumper tonight.

John Reid

Pelicans off to a 6-of-10 shooting start.

John Reid

Pelicans' help defense on Tony Parker's drives in the lane got to come quick

John Reid

Pelicans take first lead 10-8 on Tyreke Evans' layup.

Jim Eichenhofer

This is most Tyreke Evans will see of Tony Parker on defense this season. Jrue Holiday played in the three prior games vs. Spurs

John Reid

Pels and Spurs about to get started http://t.co/oF8AO82rSz

Jim Eichenhofer

We're off to good start. Couldn't hear much of Spurs intros with crowd booing loudly. Heard even less than usual of Anthony Davis announced

Jason Calmes

Give it a little bit of time and this place will be full and rocking on red.

Jason Calmes

SKC is about 85% full, rain delayed a lot of people, but it is loud. Feels like a playoff atmosphere.

John Reid

Gregg Popovich and Monty Williams embrace before battle begins

John Reid

Pelicans would play Warriors on Saturday if they advance to playoffs s.nola.com/eFhCOMV via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

The SKC isn't full yet but there is a different atmosphere tonight. A mixture of nerves and excitement.

Jason Calmes

Anthony Davis hasn't missed. Pelicans are gonna need his best game of the year tonight. http://t.co/i3zeffi9hr

Jason Calmes

The Spurs look focused for tonight's game. http://t.co/MGbadvFklE

Jimmy Smith

Reminder about tonight's stakes: #Pelicans win they're in playoffs as 8th seed; #Spurs win they clinch No. 2 seed, division title.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's officials: crew chief Monty McCutchen, Tony Brown, Nick Buchert.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Spurs starters: Leonard, Duncan, Baynes, Green, Parker.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's starters: Pondexter, Davis, Asik, Gordon, Evans.

Jason Calmes

26 minutes till tipoff. Only seen a out 10 Spurs fans.

John Reid

If the Pelicans make the playoffs, they would play Saturday vs. Warriors at Oracle Arena in the first round.

John Reid

There's a chance Jrue Holiday's minutes restriction may be adjusted tonight. He has averaged about 15 minutes since returning from injury

Jim Eichenhofer

Jrue Holiday's 15-minute restriction could change based on game situation vs. Spurs: on.nba.com/1HuOiDY http://t.co/irI9kzMIXc

Jason Calmes

And here's our @Jason Calmes selfie. http://t.co/Oj7NmSyxDc

Jason Calmes

Evans practicing drive and kicks. http://t.co/9HbM4PdMXD

John Reid

More amazing blocks stats on Anthony Davis this season: He's had 53 blocks this season in1Q, 40 in 2Q, 70 in 3Q and 34 in 4th.

John Reid

Anthony Davis needs two more blocks for 500 in his career.

Jason Calmes

Blurry former Hornet Marco Belinelli. http://t.co/QyS5eot2DA

Jason Calmes

Evans is draining everything. http://t.co/23xhXVvdmM

Jason Calmes

Gordon warming up before tonight's game. http://t.co/caZYMRqCPx

Jason Calmes

Pop wishes this game didn't matter and that he could rest players.

Jason Calmes

PJ Carlesimo is hanging around. Said hi to Monty for a bit.

Jason Calmes

Says jumping out to a good start is of utmost importance.

Jason Calmes

The injuries have really taken their toll last few years, caused them to regroup, make some adjustments to schemes

Jason Calmes

Kept same routine today, says that helps. nerves are there, but they aren't afraid.

Jason Calmes

Says AD has embraced the challenge, knows that he has to be big tonight.

Jason Calmes

Monty won't deny that this game is different than other regular season games. Not a game to compare it to.

Jason Calmes

Hey everyone. @MikePellissier and @DruProductions here abt to get some quotes from Monty.

John Reid

Anthony Davis: ''We know what they (Spurs) are going to do, they know what we are going to do.''

John Reid

Since Feb. 27, the Spurs are 14-1 against Western Conference opponents.

John Reid

Anthony Davis trying to downplay magnitude of Wednesday's crucial finale vs. Spurs s.nola.com/QaVOkTe via @nolanews

John Reid

Eric Gordon says it would be great to experience the playoffs for first time: Podcast s.nola.com/AoWZRfd via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

Excited for the game but don't have a ticket? You know @TraceysNola will have it on tonight! Watch it with other fans there!

Jim Eichenhofer

Shootaround update: With No. 2 seed at stake, Spurs will give normal minutes to key players vs. #Pelicans: on.nba.com/1OCcohV

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans' chat in less than 30 minutes right here; 1:30 tip. nola.com/pelicans/index…

Jim Eichenhofer

Gregg Popovich on importance of game for both teams: "It will be a war. Everybody’s going to be on the floor, laying it all out there.”

Jim Eichenhofer

Gregg Popovich on the conference's tight race: "For six or seven teams in the West, the playoffs started a while back."

Jimmy Smith

Don't forget today's #Pelicans chat begins at 1:30, right here. nola.com/pelicans/index…

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis at shootaround on game: "Hoping it’s going to be pretty loud, pretty crazy. We’re definitely going to need our fans tonight."

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know (#Pelicans can clinch playoff berth with win tonight vs. Spurs; Monty video; fans wear red): on.nba.com/1aURDzf

Jimmy Smith

ICYMI, today's column: Mentor, student and the fairy tale possibilities of #Pelicans vs. #Spurs. bit.ly/1IaBHns

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans' chat at 1:30 today! You won't want to miss any of the interactive action. Here's the link to join. bit.ly/1H78Sd0

John Reid

Pelicans trying to clear challenging hurdle against Spurs to make postseason s.nola.com/wOP5H8i via @nolanews

John Reid

Pelicans are 7-16 at home All-time vs. Spurs. Monty Williams is 6-13 against Spurs.

John Reid

Looked up some numbers today: Pelicans has won two of three games vs. Spurs this season. But their all-time record is 11-36 vs.Spurs.