John Reid

NBA Power Rankings: Memphis Grizzlies move to top spot s.nola.com/69eacaF via @nolanews

Nakia Hogan

OKC Thunder are listing SF Kevin Durant (ankle) as OUT for their game on Sunday vs. Pelicans.

John Reid

Pelicans recall rookie point guard Russ Smith from NBA Development League s.nola.com/QGTuXjR via @nolanews

John Reid

Tyreke Evans says he may play against Trail Blazers, despite having bone bruise in right knee s.nola.com/WTSY58U via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

New Orleans Pelicans Recall Russ Smith from D-League bit.ly/1wzuRoz #Pelicans #fb

John Reid

Pelicans recall Russ Smith from NBA Development League

Jason Calmes

Mekel release, Evans' uncertainty... Russ is a little insurance at guard. This does not affect the roster spot opened by Mekel release.

Jason Calmes

Looks like Russ' recall could serve many purposes: Ants are off for a week, Pelicans have 4 games in that span... Time with team...

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans have recalled PG Russ Smith from NBADL.

Jim Eichenhofer

After missing Thursday game at Houston, Tyreke Evans (knee) hopes to play tonight vs. Blazers: on.nba.com/1w93D32 http://t.co/dgNrS0RltU

Ryan Anderson

It's so hard to continue to try and move forward and then run into days like today. Today is Gia's birthday. We miss you so much Petrie

Alexis Ajinca

Si vous n'avez pas vu hier soir le #MagBasket de @G_Millon1982 voici la vidéo. Bon weekend les amis #TeamAjinça fb.me/1VBh4KMZ5

Eric Gordon

Great night at the Boys & Girls Club in Gretna! s/o to the @New Orleans Pelicans for supporting my work in the community. http://t.co/MQ0BYBkbGm

Eric Gordon

#EG10Gives Holiday Bike Giveaway in Greta at the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana - Westbank Unit #NBACares http://t.co/HJW86O5NWg

Nakia Hogan

Despite waiving Gal Mekel, Pelicans still like the point guard s.nola.com/cyItFBk via @nolanews

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans (13-12) enter weekend in 8th in West. They're 1 game ahead of Suns (13-14) and 1.5 ahead of OKC (12-14). Thunder at Lakers tonight

Nakia Hogan

Tyreke Evans (bruised knee)will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game vs. Trail Blazers s.nola.com/Sd03xDE via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

On the Fly, Episode 7: We Hung Out With Eric Gordon bit.ly/1JscWFD #Pelicans #fb

Jason Calmes

Notes from the Underground: New Orleans Pelicans Practice 12.19 bit.ly/1JscYND #Pelicans #fb

Jason Calmes

On the Fly: We Hung Out With Gordon | #Pelicans |goo.gl/PIdbxb Final thank you to @Eric Gordon for coming to the watch party.

Nakia Hogan

Tyreke Evans said there remains swelling in his right knee. He's taking an anti inflammatory & will test knee tomorrow at shootaround

Jason Calmes

Pain after shootaround, medical opinion tomorrow will determine if he plays tomorrow. Swelling is also an issue. http://t.co/M4EVtNnJA0

Jason Calmes

Lots of ice on Evans' knee. Pain is an issue. He did light shooting work today.

John Reid

Last call for Pelicans' twitter mailbag questions today: Pelicans outplayed the Rockets in fourth quarter. Surprised or did you expect it?

Jason Calmes

Team having a short meeting during practice, Dell messing around in the conference room. Sitting on the bleachers, listening to the rain.

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans SG Tyreke Evans (knee) got some work in today, but still will be listed as day to day.

Jason Calmes

Coach also said of Mekel that they brought Mekel in to get a look, are going in a different direction, but liked what he brought to the team

Nakia Hogan

#Pelicans coach Monty Williams said the door isn't closed on the possibility of bringing back recently waived Gal Mekel down the road.

Jason Calmes

Mekel move was partially financial, have not ruled out bringing him back. Him coming in stirred the pot, though that was not intended.

Jason Calmes

Coach feels the ball movement waning at times is a "natural occurrence." They have talented players, but they need to work together more.

Jason Calmes

Coach Williams says the team did not play well for a full 48m against Portland.

Jason Calmes

Coach was pleased with Cunningham's defense. He was hoping Jimmer could help space the floor.

Jason Calmes

Normally guys are still working on the court at this point in practice. It just went silent.

Jason Calmes

Evans day-to-day, will be evaluated tomorrow. They do not want to jump the gun.

Jason Calmes

Coach Williams likes how the defense last night led to transition offense.

Jason Calmes

Evans just nailed a 3 in practice http://t.co/deNpi1TPFH

John Reid

Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel

Jason Calmes

Have pics from any of our watch parties so far this year? Share them & we may include them in our Facebook album: facebook.com/media/set/?set…

Jason Calmes

So this is late and has been covered already, but it was really nice meeting Gordon tonight. Great experience for all of us. -Pellissier

Jim Eichenhofer

Dante Cunningham interview was interrupted by voice saying "The gameplan is get Dante the ball and get out of the way." It was Anthony Davis

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis: "When you hold a team like that to 90 points, that's a great job. When we defend, we're a tough team to beat."

Dante Cunningham

Great team win on the road!!! Headin home to rest up #flocktogether #humbleandhungry

Ryan Anderson

Great win in Houston tonight!

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty: "Our defense in the 4th quarter helped us out, holding them to 22 points. It's just a great win for us."

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty on intensity of game vs. Rockets: "The way we played, it felt like practice. That's how our practices are - it's like a fight."

Jimmer Fredette

Proud of our BYU girls volleyball team! Congrats on making it to the finals! Now let's get it. #BYUVolleyball

Jim Eichenhofer

Jrue Holiday on winning on road at 19-6 Houston: "It was a big one. Obviously we know their record."

Sean Kelley

Hey @New Orleans Pelicans fans. The team is earning your attendance and full throat participation. Let's pack the Smoothie King Center Sat night.

Jimmy Smith

Column: #NBA teams can be enigmatic, especially the #Pelicans, who come away with upset win over #Rockets. bit.ly/1w4vTnh

Eric Gordon

Good time tonight hanging and watching our win at the @bourbonstshots watch party #Pelicans #TakeFlight instagram.com/p/wxjYREiwon/

Jason Calmes

Good night everyone. I'll talk to you soon, @nicklewellen.

Jason Calmes

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!

Jason Calmes

Pelicans are 13-12 and get a big division win. December is going much better than I could have hoped for so far.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans improve to 13-12 with 99-90 win against the Rockets. Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds, 6 blocks.

Jim Eichenhofer

Outstanding road win for #Pelicans in Houston. Outscored Rockets 34-22 in 4Q to prevail 99-90. One of two best road wins of '14-15 (Spurs)

Jason Calmes

Pelicans are up 99-90 with less than 30 seconds. Sure, Rockets were tired, but this W counts jus as much as any other.

Nakia Hogan

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.

Jason Calmes

Holiday again. This time with the jumper.

Jim Eichenhofer

Jrue Holiday and Dante Cunningham HUGE in 4Q, combining for 15 pts. Pelicans 99-90 with 29.5 seconds left

Jason Calmes

With that assist Holiday has a double-double (14 points and 10 assists)

Jason Calmes

Holiday gets another steal. He has been huge late in this game. BTW, he is having the best season of his career.

Jim Eichenhofer

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

Jason Calmes

Holiday gets another bucket at the rim. Pelicans are leading 91-81 with 2:21 remaining.

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans up 10 with 2:22 left. New Orleans has lost its last 6 games in Houston over past 3 seasons

Jason Calmes

Holiday throws it down with the left hand. Lazy defense by the Rockets there. Happy Jrue made them pay.

Jason Calmes

Anderson does an excellent job of protecting his shot with the reverse layup down low.

John Reid

Pelicans on 20-9 fourth quarter run to take a 85-77 lead.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans lead the Rockets by 8. 85-77 with 5:28 to go.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans defense has been super in the fourth quarter. They lead the Rockets 85-77 with 5:28 to play.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans have outscored Rockets 20-9 in 4Q. Harden and Howard now both have 4 fouls after Howard obliterated Ryan Anderson. 5:28 left

Jimmy Smith

#Rockets Dwight Howard gets PF4 an offensive foul vs. former #Magic teammate @Ryan Anderson of #Pelicans.

Jason Calmes

There has been gnashing of teeth about AD closing out 4th quarters. We are all happier now, yes?

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans on 20-9 run in 4Q to leav by 8.

Jason Calmes

AD still has room to grow on def.. OH MY GOD THAT LAYUP - @nicklewellen reaction on that one.

Jason Calmes

Ryno hits a 3 and pushes the lead to 4!

John Reid

Pelicans regain lead 77-73.

John Reid

Pelicans making their fourth-quarter push

Jason Calmes

DC hustles so much. I'm falling out of like with Cunningham... and straight into love.

Jim Eichenhofer

Jimmer Fredette did not play in first 3 quarters but he's on floor to begin 4th. Ryan Anderson drills 3 to give Pels 77-73 lead at 8:48

Jason Calmes

FT from Rivers give the Pelicans the lead with just over 10 minutes left to play.

Jason Calmes

DC hits a 3. I mentioned the 3 ball being added to his game in a post about his signing. I still think it is a possibility.

Jason Calmes

Jimmer is in for the first time tonight. Clearly, the Pels wouldn't mind an offensive spark.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans 5 to start 4Q: Davis, Anderson, Cunningham, Rivers, Fredette.

Jason Calmes

That 3rd quarter was ugly for the Pels. Don't need a lot of complicated stats. Pels lost the quarter 29-19.

John Reid

Pelicans trailing 68-65 at the end of third quarter. Houston outscored N.O. 29-19 in quarter.

Jason Calmes

At the end of the 3rd Pelicans are down, 68-65.

Jason Calmes

Houston takes the lead off a steal and fast break. They are up 65 to 63.

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette about to make his first appearance of the night.

Jimmy Smith

#Rockets lead on the @Trevor Ariza steal and driving slam.

John Reid

Rockets have outscored Pelicans 22-17 in third quarter to close to 63-61

Jim Eichenhofer

Jrue Holiday (3-10 FGs, 6 pts) hasn't made shots tonight, but he's been a demon on D, guarding Harden, getting steals, deflections, 2 blocks

Jason Calmes

That was ugly. Timeout with 2:31 in the 3rd quarter. Pelicans are up 63-61.