Nakia Hogan

The Pelicans have been terrific on the fast break tonight.

Jason Calmes

Besides the obvious (winning) what do you think New Orleans needs to do to get a home court advantage on par with Portland?

Jim Eichenhofer

Well-rounded Anthony Davis offensive game (17 pts/8-11 FGs). Overwhelmed with athleticism early but now dominating w/skill (jumpers, hooks)

John Reid

Pelicans leading Trail Blazers 64-49 7:23 in 3Q

John Reid

Pelicans' ball movement has been exceptional the past two games.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans open 3rd quarter on 9-2 run to go up 58-44 and cause Blazers timeout. Anthony Davis 15 pts/6reb/3blk/2stl

Nakia Hogan

Eric Gordon's 3-pointer put the Pelicans, who have opened the 3Q on a 9-2 run, ahead 58-44 with 9:19 to play in the quarter.

Jason Calmes

If you were in the Smoothie King Center right now, what would you be doing during halftime?

John Reid

Pelicans 12-0 edge in fast break points in opening half.

Jason Calmes

Halftime. Still @Trew2TheGame running point on BSS. Did you know I made a Pels shirt with @dirtycoast? dirtycoast.com/store/detail/1…

John Reid

Pelicans leading Trail Blazers 49-42 at halftime. To win, they got to be able to close out strong and limit Damian Lillard down the stretch.

Jim Eichenhofer

Without Omer Asik tonight, scoring-rich lineup of Jrue, Gordon, Tyreke, Ryno and Anthony Davis turned game in NOLA's favor in 2nd qtr. 49-42

Nakia Hogan

Halftime: Pelicans 49, Blazers 42.

Jim Eichenhofer

Stop it Anthony Davis. He just blocked a LaMarcus Aldridge 19-footer that no one blocks, then gets Wes Matthews seconds later on 2nd jumper

John Reid

Pelicans taking the fight to the Trail Blazers, a couple of upper cuts and jabs.Pelicans up 48-39.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans on a 13-2 run and lead Blazers 45-37 with 2:32 to play in 2Q.

Jim Eichenhofer

Like the control Pelicans are playing with on offense. Nothing too hurried but getting a lot of good looks. Pelicans go up 45-37 at 2:32

John Reid

Pelicans' strength so far tonight is their defense.

Jason Calmes

I can't wait for when Tyreke Evans and Anthony Davis have triple doubles in the same game.

John Reid

Pelicans playing tough, especially defensively.Pels 32, trail blazers 32

Jason Calmes

"Tough break" is Joel Meyers way of saying "I cannot believe Eric Gordon just did that".

Nakia Hogan

With 8:54 remaining in 2Q, Blazers lead 28-27.

Jason Calmes

I wish Eric Gordon’s haircut looked like it did at media day. Back when we had hope. i1.ytimg.com/vi/bHGFzaBPLs8…

Jason Calmes

Insider info. What else can you do tell us? RT @stephenperona: @Jason Calmes in the arena, can confirm no Chewbacca...

John Reid

Jeff Withey has a chance to show potential. Already made one mistake leaving his feet on Chris Kaman's post-up move for foul

Jim Eichenhofer

Portland sloppiness (6 turnovers, several bad passes) helped NOLA's cause in 1st quarter. Blazers up 22-21. Jrue 8 pts, A.Davis 6 pts

Nakia Hogan

At end of 1Q: Blazers 22, Pelicans 21.

Jason Calmes

Can’t tell for sure but doesn’t like Portland is playing the chewbecca sound clip for Chris Kaman. Their loss.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson 0 of 3 to start game

Jason Calmes

I remember talking myself into being excited about Chris Kaman because he likes hunting and you can hunt in Louisiana.

Jim Eichenhofer

With Omer Asik (lower back) out, Jeff Withey moves up to the backup center role. He's in late 1st quarter. Tied at 20 at 0:58

Jason Calmes

YUP RT @totaludaymove: @Jason Calmes y'all see FSNOLA use the timberwolves splash screen on accident going into that last break??

Nakia Hogan

Jeff Withey has checked into game for Pelicans. Darius Miller will join him soon.

Jim Eichenhofer

Jrue Holiday continues to play well, starting 4-for-5 from field. During NOLA's recent offensive binge, he's 21-for-32 in last 2+ games

Jason Calmes

How many of you are reading this, living in New Orleans, and haven’t been to a game yet this year?

John Reid

Tyreke Evans has to get going offensively

Jason Calmes

The stat keeper put that block down before it even happened. #ADMVP

John Reid

Jrue Holiday playing well on both ends so far.

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis with an early highlight by slamming an alley oop over former teammate Robin Lopez. Davis has 27 dunks via CBS Sports

Jason Calmes

That Anthony Davis dunk was okay, I guess.

Nakia Hogan

Luke Babbitt replaces Gordon.

Nakia Hogan

Moments after tying the game at 9-9 with a 3-pointer, Eric Gordon picked up his second could with 7:26 to play in 1Q.

Jim Eichenhofer

Nice response by Pelicans after going down 8-0, tying it at 9. Eric Gordon picks up 2nd foul, subbed out for ex-Blazer Luke Babbitt

Jason Calmes

Jrue Holiday scores. Everyone who was standing up at home can sit down now.

John Reid

Pelicans didn't start game good: Down 8-0 and they have missed their first four shots attempted against Trail Blazers

Jason Calmes

Pels down 8-0. Imagine how this would feel if we didn’t have Anthony Davis.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans hot shooting from Friday hasn't carried over. They are 0-for04 from field and trail Blazers 8-0 with 9:29 to play in 1Q.

Jason Calmes

Do you think Anthony Davis feels any beef w/ Lillard over the rookie of the year award? Feels like that will be a weird thing down the line.

Jason Calmes

Ajinca is starting. Hoping he doesn’t foul out in the first quarter. But if he does, .GIF WITHEY!!!!

Nakia Hogan

As always, the atmosphere inside the Moda Center is electric. This is one of the NBA's best venues.

Jason Calmes

Here we go, Pelicans fans. @Trew2theGame in the building. Let’s watch this game, make some jokes, have some fun Q&A. Who’s down? ROLL CALL!

Nakia Hogan

Rookie Patric Young is in uniform & active tonight for Pelicans. They may need both Young and Jeff Withey if Ajinca gets in foul trouble.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans will need Alexis Ajinca's size tonight. They also will need Ryan Anderson's scoring off the bench.

Nakia Hogan

In 4 games vs. Portland last year, Alexis Ajinca averaged 4.3 points, 5 rebounds, 2.5 fouls. Still I think Monty Williams made right call.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans starters: PG Holiday, SG Gordon, SF Evans, PF Davis, C Ajinca, Portland: PG Lillard, SG Matthews, SF Crabbe, PF Aldridge, C Lopez.

John Reid

Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca starting in place of Omer Asik.

John Reid

Pelicans' Oner Asik will not play tonight against Trail Blazers because of sore lower back

Jim Eichenhofer

Omer Asik (lower back pain) won't play; Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge expected to play. More: on.nba.com/1xyzfFv http://t.co/NQQLC1oxZf

Nakia Hogan

Portland will be without SF Nikolas Batum (knee) but will have PF LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) tonight.

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans center Omer Asik will not play tonight vs. Portland because of a back pain.

Eric Gordon

Got my brand new mattress right before we hit the road. Thank you @Casper. http://t.co/ykBSMdrgl0

Jim Eichenhofer

FYI Dec. 10 Pelicans-Mavs game has been added by ESPN. Anthony Davis and this team deserve more national exposure. Now have 3 nat'l TV games

Jimmy Smith

Column: It's early, but #Pelicans seem to have snapped out of their third-quarter doldrums. bit.ly/1vkXczc @PelicansHoops

Jim Eichenhofer

Omer Asik (questionable, lower back pain) hopes to play. LaMarcus Aldridge also questionable: on.nba.com/1xfw97P http://t.co/2leyduwKbR

Jim Eichenhofer

Eric Gordon remembers Indianapolis high school classmate Peter Kassig, who was killed recently by ISIS. More: on.nba.com/1sZIoAj

John Reid

Pelicans center Omer Asik listed as questionable tonight against Portland because of lower back pain.

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans center Omer Asik is listed as questionable for tonight's game vs. Portland with lower back pain.

John Reid

Do you think the Pelicans will continue emerging offensively against stiffer competition? s.nola.com/AMCzqKJ via @nolanews

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know (Pelicans at Portland, 9 Central; read about 4-game trip; Tuesday at Kings won "Fan Night" vote): on.nba.com/11vKTnq

Jason Calmes

Feature: Stats v 1.0: The Starting Five bit.ly/1qane7b #Pelicans #fb

Brianna Nichole

So funny that in three days I'm performing in the same venue that Salonge had her wedding photos taken. #marignyoperahouse

Brianna Nichole

"If you love New Orleans, she'll love you back" -Drew Brees #followyournola #nola #compass #tshirtinstagram.com/p/ve8hvdu1nP/

Sean Kelley

After 4 hours and 45 minutes in the air, the @New Orleans Pelicans have finally arrived in Portland.

Eric Gordon

RIP #PeterKassig. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I went to high school with him and remember seeing him around at school.

Eric Gordon

Like my official page on Facebook! facebook.com/officialeg10 http://t.co/auGbQMlUsz

Ryan Anderson

Confide in Jesus and He will lead you in the right direction! Sometimes it seems easier to act on our… instagram.com/p/vd13f7NVo2/

Jason Calmes

In Search of an Eighth Man for the New Orleans Pelicans bit.ly/1q7QWts #Pelicans #fb

Jimmy Smith

ICYMI, today's column: If empty seats had eyes, thousands more each game would witness greatness of @Anthony Davis. bit.ly/1EFxtBo

Jimmer Fredette

408 rushing yards... Does anyone else have a yard gained besides Melvin Gordon?

John Reid

Austin Rivers says they stuck to their game plan during Friday's record-setting performance s.nola.com/Gt94qDE via @nolanews

John Reid

Pelicans' Luke Babbitt starting to show signs of emerging at backup small forward spot s.nola.com/29n3hoX via @nolanews

John Reid

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

Darius Miller

Lil Dicky has BARS!! Haha @Reese_3 put me on..

Jason Calmes

Feature: Tyreke Evans and Small Sample Sizes bit.ly/1x6dbR4 #Pelicans #fb

John Reid

Looks like the Memphis Grizzlies are going to take the top spot in this week's NBA Power Rankings.

John Reid

Stat alert: After Pelicans' franchise-record 139 point total against T-Wolves, they now rank third in NBA in scoring, averaging 105.6 pts.

John Reid

Stat alert: Rockets' Dwight Howard has moved ahead of Anthony Davis as the NBA's rebounding leader: Howard averaging 11.9, Davis is at 11.8.

Jimmer Fredette

Great way to start the season for @BYUbasketball last night! Good work fellas.

Jason Calmes

New Orleans Pelicans Set Records Against the Timberwolves bit.ly/1wCw4qN #Pelicans #fb

Jimmy Smith

Column: Heading on the road, #Pelicans could benefit from lopsided win over #TWolves. bit.ly/1GZg9v1 @PelicansHoops

Jim Eichenhofer

More from Flip Saunders: "I think I could have put five chairs on the court (instead of players) and (NOLA) wouldn't have shot that well."

Jim Eichenhofer

Wolves coach Flip Saunders on Pelicans' 66.7% FGs: "I've been in the league 17 years and I've never seen anyone shoot like that."

Jim Eichenhofer

After being informed he missed 1 shot (9-for-10), Jrue Holiday said, "I'm mad at myself now! If I'd gone 9 of 9, that would've been sweet."

Jim Eichenhofer

Asked if he's formed an on-court connection w/Austin Rivers (17pts/3ast), Ryan Anderson joked he took AR to TGI Friday's and bought him apps

John Reid

Pelicans rout Timberwolves, 139-91. They made 66.7 percent of their shots from the field.