John Reid

Pelicans defensive play just not up to par right now

John Reid

Gretna native Elfrid Payton has 11 assists.

John Reid

Pelicans have allowed Magic to shoot at 53 percent from the field.

John Reid

In-game adjustments is needed tonight.Haven't seen any in this third quarter by the Pelicans.

John Reid

Pelicans outscored in the paint 46-26 by a rebuilding Magic team. Not good.

Jim Eichenhofer

Magic getting to the basket far too easily in 3Q, especially Victor Oladipo. Orlando leads points in paint by 46-26 margin

John Reid

Omer Asik just not aggressive enough on every possession.

John Reid

Omer Asik just got his shot blocked by Victor Oladipo

John Reid

Magic scoring easily in the post against Pelicans.

John Reid

Pelicans getting picked apart with the Magic spacing and half court sets.

John Reid

Pelicans better start increasing their intensity in a hurry.

John Reid

Magic on 10-5 run at start of third quarter, leading 53-52..

John Reid

Sluggish start by Pelicans after halftime.

Sean Kelley

Tune in to @New Orleans Pelicans radio in 3rd quarter. @NBAonTNT Craig Sager is set to join us for a visit on air. #legend

Jim Eichenhofer

Another good stat from 1H: Eight different #Pelicans had at least one assist (of 10 players). NOLA 15-10 edge in assists, led by Evans' six

John Reid

Pelicans leading Magic 47-43 at halftime.

Jim Eichenhofer

All 10 #Pelicans who played scored at least two points in 1H. Gordon, Davis, Anderson lead with 8 apiece. #balance NOLA up 47-43

John Reid

Pelicans have allowed two 9-0 runs by the Magic in the first half.

John Reid

Pelicans' help defense has been a little slow tonight on some possessions.

John Reid

Magic's Evan Fournier just drove through the middle of the Pelicans' defense for layup.

John Reid

Pelicans still sloppy with the turnovers.

John Reid

Pelicans on 5-0 run.

John Reid

Nice pass by J. Fredette - back to Anthony Davis in the post. Pelicans enjoying biggest lead by nine with 5:52 left before halftime.

Jim Eichenhofer

Quiet 1H so far for Anthony Davis (4pts/6reb) in his first game in nearly two weeks, but rest of #Pelicans 13-21 FG shooting. NOLA 39-30

John Reid

Despite sprained right elbow, Ryan Anderson has made his first two shots - which includes deep 3-pointer.

John Reid

Pelicans on 12-7 run to start second quarter and take 32-26 lead vs. Magic

Jim Eichenhofer

Good work by bench early 2Q. Pondexter nails tough 3 against shot clock; Anderon buries DEEP trey and #Pelicans go up 32-26 at 8:17

John Reid

Pelicans got to defend better.

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette starts second quarter on the floor vs. Magic

John Reid

Pelicans leading Magic, 20-19, at end of first quarter. But they went 2-of-6 from free throw line and turned the ball over five times.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson wearing a protective sleeve over sprained right elbow.

Jim Eichenhofer

Nice ovation from Orlando crowd when Ryan Anderson checked in. Anderson seems to know everyone in this city; he could run for mayor

John Reid

Tyreke Evans has five assists but remains scoreless.

John Reid

Guard Victor Oladipo has scored eight of the Magic's 15 points.

Jim Eichenhofer

Tyreke Evans has assisted on 5 of #Pelicans 7 baskets in 9:04 of action. NOLA is 6-0 this season when Evans hands out 11+ assists

John Reid

Gretna native Elfrid Payton just got his layup attempt blocked.

Jim Eichenhofer

Matched up against his fellow IU Hoosier (Victor Oladipo), Eric Gordon off to fast start, with 8 pts on 3-3 FGs (2-2 treys). NOLA 10-8

Jim Eichenhofer

Matched up against his fellow IU Hoosier, Eric Gordon off to fast start, with 8 pts on 3-3 FGs (2-2 treys). NOLA 10-6 at 7:50

John Reid

Eric Gordon has made his first three shots.

John Reid

Pelicans off to 7-2 lead against Magic.

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans have 11 players available tonight in Orlando. Bench is Anderson, Pondexter, Ajinca, Babbitt, Fredette, Withey

John Reid

Magic seeking to win back-to-back wins at home for the first time since Nov.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson is expected to play.

John Reid

Pelicans' first win of the season came against the Magic on Oct. 28, 101-84, at Smoothie King Center.

John Reid

New Orleans has allowed 100 points or more in its last seven games,

Sean Kelley

Here's my @New Orleans Pelicans spotter sheet for the game tonight. Decipher as you please. http://t.co/gRcbmTld1h

Sean Kelley

Well @Anthony Davis and @Ryan Anderson good to go. @New Orleans Pelicans at Magic at 6 central. See you on the radio with @HowellOnCST

John Reid

Wow Pelicans' Ryan Anderson's status for tonight's game has changed three times since yesterday.

John Reid

Pelicans upgrade Ryan Anderson's status back to probable. It was changed earlier on Friday to doubtful.

John Reid

Newly acquired point guard Norris Cole will not play.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson is going to try and play, Anthony Davis will play

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis back in lineup; Ryan Anderson game-time decision; Norris Cole not available yet: on.nba.com/1vQ9fk7 http://t.co/SXZmSAtTfh

Jason Calmes

- Anthony Davis will play tonight - Ryan Anderson is a game-time decision - Norris Cole will not play tonight, but hopefully will tomorrow

Jim Eichenhofer

Jimmer Fredette and Dante Cunningham warm up in Orlando. Excited to start the second half tonight #Pelicans http://t.co/O0tZOU9mtw

Jim Eichenhofer

As was the case when he played for Miami Heat, Norris Cole will wear uniform No. 30 for #Pelicans

Jimmy Smith

Column: First year for #NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was brilliant on many levels; extended ASG break among them. bit.ly/1LknkgD

John Reid

Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson now listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. Orlando Magic s.nola.com/en0kLvB via @nolanews

John Reid

Pelicans twitter mailbag: Acquiring point guard Norris Cole in trade is hot topic s.nola.com/eDu673j via @nolanews

John Reid

Ryan Anderson now listed as doubtful vs. Magic because of sprained right elbow.On Thursday, Anderson was listed as probable by Pelicans.

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know about new Pelicans center Justin Hamilton, who played for LSU in '11-12: on.nba.com/1vllHxi http://t.co/SWvh7bQR36

John Reid

Got some good responses for today's Twitter Pelicans mailbag. Looking to add a few more, so give me your thoughts on trade, Pels, etc.

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know about Pelicans (New Orleans adds Norris Cole, LSU product Justin Hamilton at deadline): on.nba.com/1ASRLeg

John Reid

New Orleans Pelicans at Orlando Magic matchup breakdown s.nola.com/uLmr2AL

John Reid

Pelicans waive guards Ish Smith and Toney Douglas s.nola.com/avZWGmI via @nolanews

John Reid

Taking your Pelicans twitter mailbag questions and will post on Friday? Trade, can they stay in contention, bench rotation, Monty Williams?

John Reid

Taking your Pelicans mailbag questions. Do you like trade for guard Norris Cole?

John Reid

Pelicans complete three-team trade to acquire point guard Norris Cole s.nola.com/gK3x75N via @nolanews

Jim Eichenhofer

Ninth-place Thunder (28-25) lost Reggie Jackson, K.Perkins. Added Kanter, Singler, Augustin, Novak. OKC up 16 at halftime tonight over Mavs

Jim Eichenhofer

So when dust settled 8th-place Suns (29-25) lost Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Miles Plumlee. Added Brandon Knight, M.Thornton, Granger

Jason Calmes

Feature: On the Fly, Episode 12: RAPM + Magic bit.ly/1AOLvEs #Pelicans #fb

Eric Gordon

Welcoming @PG30_MIA to @New Orleans Pelicans Nation! Looking forward to all you can add to the squad. #TakeFlight

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know about new Pelicans guard Norris Cole: on.nba.com/1EuW1OB http://t.co/bTsE4cMoIL

John Reid

Shawne Williams expected to waived.

John Reid

Pelicans acquire Ish Smith from Thunder and three-team deal to acquire Norris Cole, Shawne Williams and Justin Hamilton is completed.

Eric Gordon

Let's go #Hoosiers! Big second half and get this win against #Purdue. #iubb

Anthony Davis

Get the story behind my journey to #NBAAllStarNYC amex.co/1FviI67 #JourneyNeverStops http://t.co/UGrY4wGISl

Quincy Pondexter

Back to work! Fighting for this playoff spot. Let's take it @pelicansnba!!! #takeflight tunnelvision… instagram.com/p/zTQXR-ml0V/

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans' yawning deadline-day move akin to dropping a pebble in Lake Pontchartrain compared to other's big waves. bit.ly/1MC23T3

Anthony Davis

#TBT to my old point guard days! http://t.co/k6SfVpwSCS

John Reid

Still gathering details on Pelicans trades. Norris Cole appears to be heading to Pelicans.

Sean Kelley

I can't wait to compare tweets from last 60 minutes to what actually transpires in #NBA trade madness. #holdstill #breathe

John Reid

Three-team deal involving Pelicans, Suns and Heat..Can confirm John Salmons has been traded

Sean Kelley

Head spinning. Dizzy. Trade deadline smacking my frontal lobe with Ali like force. Gotta lotta reading to do....

John Reid

Pelicans acquire guard Norris Cole from Heat for unproductive John Salmons and his expiring contract

Jason Calmes

Don't forget this Saturday is our monthly watch party at @TraceysNola. Come watch the Pelicans take on the Heat! bourbonstreetshots.com/2015/02/17/484…

John Reid

Monty Williams also said he expects for Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson to play against Orlando on Friday.

John Reid

Coach Monty Williams says he's not anticipating the Pelicans making a trade before 2 p.m. deadline

Jason Calmes

Our own @Trew2TheGame is on @The_Gambit cover this week for his sports podcast. Listen here: itsneworleans.com/shows/trew-to-… http://t.co/EMfnmwRENo

Jim Eichenhofer

A breakdown of race for 8th, including what's left on schedule for #Pelicans, Suns, OKC: on.nba.com/1AoLeoo http://t.co/a02aUyTR3i

Jim Eichenhofer

Ten of #Pelicans next 14 games are against Eastern Conference, including each of next five. After that, final 15 games all vs. West

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know about Pelicans (Monty Williams radio show 8 p.m. on 105.3 FM; Joel Meyers on @blackbluereport): on.nba.com/1zQRykE

Eric Gordon

Great training sessions in Germany during break... Back at it Friday against orlandomagic. Every game… instagram.com/p/zRVWPVCwli/

Nate Wolters

I need too <I want too

John Reid

Jrue Holiday re-aggravates stress reaction, could be sidelined for an additional month or longer s.nola.com/8gfrwCF via @nolanews

John Reid

Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson both aiming to be ready for Friday's game against the Orlando Magic