Pelicans waive Gal Mekel, another PG option for Flip seeking to add one
Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel
Hearing that New Orleans have released point guard Gal Mekel. Pelicans hopeful the Israeli floor general clears waivers.
Rockets play again Saturday night. They host the Pelicans at 7. They will get tomorrow off for much needed rest.
Anthony Davis continues to dominate, contributing 30 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 assists and 2 steals in Pelicans' win over Rockets.
I have a lot of thoughts about this one and the Pelicans play recently, but I'm going to save that for later. Check out the BSS post game!
Pelicans are 13-12 and get a big division win. December is going much better than I could have hoped for so far.
Pelicans improve to 13-12 with 99-90 win against the Rockets. Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds, 6 blocks.
Pelicans 99, Rockets 90. Final
FINAL: Pelicans 99, Rockets 90. Fatigued? Probably. Another cold shooting night but no late Harden takeover to bail them out.
Pelicans are up 99-90 with less than 30 seconds. Sure, Rockets were tired, but this W counts jus as much as any other.
The more I watch Dante Cunningham the more I think he was exactly what the Pelicans needed, a gritty, tough player who can also shoot it.
Jrue Holiday and Dante Cunningham HUGE in 4Q, combining for 15 pts. Pelicans 99-90 with 29.5 seconds left
Jrue Holiday comes up with huge strip of Harden, leading to Anthony Davis (30 pts/14 reb) free throws. Pelicans 93-84 at 1:40 of 4Q
Holiday gets another bucket at the rim. Pelicans are leading 91-81 with 2:21 remaining.
It's been all Pelicans here in the fourth. Rockets down 10, 2:25 left.
Pelicans on 20-9 fourth quarter run to take a 85-77 lead.
Pelicans lead the Rockets by 8. 85-77 with 5:28 to go.
Pelicans defense has been super in the fourth quarter. They lead the Rockets 85-77 with 5:28 to play.
Pelicans have outscored Rockets 20-9 in 4Q. Harden and Howard now both have 4 fouls after Howard obliterated Ryan Anderson. 5:28 left
Pelicans regain lead 77-73.
Pelicans making their fourth-quarter push
FT from Rivers give the Pelicans the lead with just over 10 minutes left to play.
Pelicans trailing 68-65 at the end of third quarter. Houston outscored N.O. 29-19 in quarter.
At the end of the 3rd Pelicans are down, 68-65.
Rockets have outscored Pelicans 22-17 in third quarter to close to 63-61
That was ugly. Timeout with 2:31 in the 3rd quarter. Pelicans are up 63-61.
Jrue Holiday has been a bit careless with the basketball. Pelicans have to make these possessions count with James Harden out of the game.
Howard makes a good pass out of the double team and the Pelicans' lead drops to 1.
Pelicans lead is down to 4 with 6:40 left in the 3rd quarter.