Clippers vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Clippers vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Clippers vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Los Angeles Clippers (21-22) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (26-26) at Smoothie King Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Thursday January 13, 2022

Los Angeles Clippers 89, New Orleans Pelicans 113 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Clippers fall hard in the Big Easy once again in 113-89 loss to Pelicans latimes.com/sports/clipper…1:06 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tonight was the 29th time that the Clippers attempted fewer field goals than their opponent. Only the Rockets (33) have more games this season. – 12:49 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Pelicans started 8-21.
They’re 8-5 since. – 12:41 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Thur
Josh Giddey, 19 pts, 3 reb, 7 ast, 1 stl
Herb Jones, 14 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl
Jonathan Kuminga, 15 pts, 7 reb, 2 stl in 19 min
Cam Thomas, 21 pts, 3 reb, 1 stl
Bones Hyland, 17 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 5-8 3P – 12:23 AM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
⭐️ Have you voted for #NBAAllStar today?! ⭐️
@ygtrece x #NBAAllStar12:00 AM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Quick video recap for the Pelicans big win over the Clippers.
More at: https://t.co/SX9g5TwRRk pic.twitter.com/UtzsjEreKx11:38 PM

Willy Hernangomez @willyhg94
Great TEAM W!!!! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 Let’s Go Pels!! @New Orleans Pelicans11:34 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Are the New Orleans Pelicans a playoff team? After win over the Los Angeles Clippers they might be
https://t.co/WeNJD9gXPI pic.twitter.com/vWvRgqjSHR11:30 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Willie Green on Jose Alvarado: “He was tremendous. His effort, energy, he came out and ran the offense. Defensively he’s active, looking for steals. He just plays the right way. He had a great game.” – 11:27 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
With all the (much deserved) praise going to SGA, Dort, Giddey and Muscala, gotta give a shout to Darius Bazley and Tre Mann.
Bench Baze: 16 points on 6-9 shooting
Sixth Mann: 7 points/8 rebounds/4 assists/3 steals/everything he does looks so cool – 11:24 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Jose Alvarado (4 pts, 8 reb, 3 stl in 15 mins) postgame with @ESPNRadioNOLA on his job description: “Bring the energy. Don’t turn the ball over. Be a pest on defense. Pick up fullcourt. Make (the opponent) uncomfortable. Play my role at a high level. Try to get B.I. the ball.” – 11:20 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards after tonight’s loss in Memphis:
“We don’t have the time to take Ls that we should have won. Tonight we definitely should have won this game, and especially New Orleans. We don’t have time for that. These games hurt.” – 11:06 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nash expect Harden and KD to play on Saturday against Pelicans. He says everybody is more or less caught up on rest for the time being. – 11:02 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Quite a night for JV 💪
#Pelicans | @Gatorade pic.twitter.com/fkvWd38JcY11:02 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets go for 72 first-half points tonight vs. Portland after scoring just 85 total Tuesday against the Clippers. – 11:00 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Clippers G League assistant coach Natalie Nakase interviewed for the Phoenix Mercury head coaching vacancy according to sources. Nakase is another coach with NBA experience up for a WNBA head coaching job. Spurs assistant Becky Hammon recently was named Las Vegas head coach. – 10:57 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Willie Green on Brandon Ingram: “The beauty in what he’s doing is he’s trusting in his teammates. When you do that, the sky is the limit to what you can do offensively.” – 10:49 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Marcus Morris Sr. had made 41.6% of his threes in his first six games since returning from protocols. Last three games: 3-17. – 10:48 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Already 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 block to go with 5 points for Facu Campazzo tonight. He’s a +10 in 9 minutes. Was a -19 in 28 minutes vs. Clippers two nights ago. – 10:43 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Dubs on and off the court because when Pels win, you win! 🏀
Enjoy $10 off your @MichelobULTRA order when you use code PELICANS10 on https://t.co/UTkDgElKsA pic.twitter.com/z9Ia1zMMGo10:37 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
It was a Clippers game in New Orleans, which meant the two most apt words to describe another Pelicans victory were, again, big and easy.
The Clippers are 21-22. They travel to San Antonio next for a Sat. game.
latimes.com/sports/clipper…10:35 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (1/13 vs LAC):
Willie Green
Jaxson Hayes
Jonas Valančiūnas – 10:33 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Terance Mann paced the Clippers in tonight’s 113-89 loss with 15 points off the bench on 5-for-10 shooting, says: “We’ll definitely learn something from this game and apply it.” – 10:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Final stats from the win, presented by @FDSportsbook
@Brandon Ingram 24 pts, 6ast, 5reb
@Jonas Valanciunas 18pts, 16reb
@Devonte Graham 13pts, 7ast, 6reb
@Jaxson Hayes 13 pts, 5reb
@joshhart 12pts, 5reb, 3ast pic.twitter.com/qebYUHLAmG10:31 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Segment on Jose Alvarado? Segment on Jose Alvarado! – 10:30 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Tyronn Lue said Amir Coffey was on a minutes restriction after playing 43 minutes Tuesday, which is why Jay Scrubb got more run. – 10:25 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Check out the photos from the dub 📸
nba.com/pelicans/galle…10:24 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans ride stellar defensive performance to a third straight win this season over Clippers, this time by 113-89 margin in New Orleans. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: https://t.co/A2Sc2xRrut pic.twitter.com/Y6DutD4R5G10:23 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Moral of the story: we kept it rolling 😎😜
#PelsWin | @HancockWhitney pic.twitter.com/9z5UHuxnZv10:18 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
*whispers*
If Portland loses tonight, the Pelicans will be a 1/2 game out of the 10th spot in the Western Conference standings. – 10:18 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers had 16 *attempts* at the rim tonight. The Pelicans had 16 made baskets there (on 31 attempts). – 10:17 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The third Clippers win streak of the season is the shortest, as Pelicans go 3-0 against Clippers this season with a 113-89 win.
It was basically over in the first 9:10. Clippers now 21-22 and go to San Antonio Saturday. This game tied Dec. 20 vs Spurs for Clippers worst margin. – 10:17 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
a block, a steal, and 4 points in 16 seconds. we’ll take it 😎 pic.twitter.com/aTeEuk3uIq10:16 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jose Alvarado: 4 points (2-3 FG), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 0 turnovers in 15 minutes. Backup point guard minutes are his. – 10:16 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Pels 113, LAC 89
– LAC averaged 85.0 ppg in two games in NOLA this year
– JV: 18p, 16r
– Ingram: 24p, 6a, 5r
– Herb: 14p, 6r
– Jaxson: 13p, 4r
– Jose: 4p, 8r, 4a, 3s
– Graham: 13p, 7a, 6r
– Hart: 12p, 5r
NOP: 44.3 FG%, 14/39 3P, 13/16 FT
LAC: 38.3 FG%, 10/34 3P, 17/20 FT – 10:16 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
The Pelicans beat the Clippers, falling one point shy of tying their biggest margin of victory on the season (+25 vs WAS 11/24/21).
New Orleans has just owned this particular L.A. team
Matchup #1: 94-81 W
Matchup #2: 123-104 W
Matchup #3: 113-89 W – 10:16 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Pelicans 113, Clippers 89
Brandon Ingram had 24 point and 6 assists. Jonas Valanciunas finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds.
All five New Orleans starters scored in double figures. – 10:15 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Keep hustling until the buzzer fellas. Crowd loved that last steal with only a few seconds left. #Pelicans dominated tonight, beat Clippers 113-89. A lot of good signs right now by this team – 10:15 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Final: New Orleans 113, Clippers 89
Fourth consecutive home game the Pelicans have beaten the Clippers by double digits. – 10:14 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Did the ball owe Jaxson Hayes money or something? Because that block… – 10:13 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans are still hungry for loose balls with the win already in hand. Alvarado ran in front of two immobile Clippers to take the ball and keep possession – 10:13 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jay Scrubb is one of the most powerful dunkers on the team, and he has to bring that energy more often. – 10:12 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Trey Murphy with a nice left-handed block of Brandon Boston Jr. and then winds up on the free throw line after the Pelicans refused to give up possession.
Good to see seldom-used players getting some run to finish this one out as Pelicans lead by 20+ w/ less than 2 minutes left. – 10:12 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pelicans are sitting the starters with 2:39 left. This has been a complete domination from start to finish. One of NOLA’s top performances of the season.
Clips were also pretty bad most of the night. – 10:10 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Bringin’ the energy off the bench.
📺 @BallySportWest | @Serge Ibaka pic.twitter.com/6jb0KJEA8j10:10 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
The Pelicans are doing this without Zion Williamson – 10:09 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Former Pelican Wenyen Gabriel is in the game to face Pelicans for first time since he was waived in training camp by New Orleans in October. – 10:06 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Brandon Kingram right?
#BrandonIngram | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/SkQ1JysUsu10:05 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers cut New Orleans lead to 13, but that unit Ty Lue had out there didn’t get any subs the entire quarter and no timeouts for 6.5 minutes.
A two-minute scoreless drought and 7-0 Pelicans run puts New Orleans back up 99-79 with 4:26 left to play. – 10:03 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Clippers 4Q unit featuring a few guys who do not play much has done a nice job, cutting a massive deficit down to 13 recently, but Pels have it back up to 20 on steal and Ingram breakaway dunk – 10:01 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
If you love the Pels you’ll retweet this
#BrandonIngram | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/Yx7nZOV6i310:01 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
We’ve got technicals each on Jonas Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka, plus another tech on Josh Hart, which leads to a Brandon Boston FT. – 9:57 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
We’re getting a little chippy.
Josh Hart gets a tech for something he said after fouling Brandon Boston on the 3-pointer.
Then Jonas Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka get double techs for a little scuffle under the goal.
Clippers not going away in this one. – 9:56 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Double technical foul on Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas pic.twitter.com/2bUGfRDIfL9:56 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Josh Hart picks up a technical foul after arguing with the referee about fouling a Clipper on a 3-point shot. Not surprised. He’s been yelling at the referees a ton tonight, usually after every drive that failed to result in points. – 9:56 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Multiple possessions watching 165-pound X Moon front 265-pound Jonas Valanciunas as part of his zone assignment – 9:54 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Xavier Moon is +11 in *SIX minutes. – 9:53 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herb Jones: Clippers run stopper – 9:53 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Clippers did not seem to realize they had a 5-on-4, with Valanciunas trying to work out some pain in his neck (literally) at the other end of the floor. Clips loitered around long enough for JV to get back in the play and even grab the defensive rebound. NOP 87-70 early 4Q – 9:52 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Willie Green calls a timeout 65 seconds into the fourth quarter after scores from Mann and Ibaka (3).
87-68 New Orleans lead with 10:55 left to play. – 9:48 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Shoot for the moon. 🌕
📺 @BallySportWest | @xavier_moon pic.twitter.com/46JgcPmQn59:47 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jax wide open? yeah that’s a dunk 💪
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/BC1bXAXbC59:45 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
New Orleans up 87-63 through 3 quarters.
Pelicans only have 4 turnovers through 3 quarters. Their season-low of 8 was tied last time they saw the Clippers in LA.
Tuesday vs Timberwolves, Pelicans won despite allowing 35 points off of their 21 turnovers. – 9:45 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Pelicans 87, Clippers 63
Ingram 17 pts & 6 assts
Valanciunas 16 pts & 13 rebs
Hayes 13 pts
Jones 12 pts, 6 rebs & 3 stls – 9:44 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers trail New Orleans 87-63 after three quarters and if you’ve tracked the Clippers all season you know they almost never win when trailing entering the fourth quarter — let alone when trailing by a gulf this wide. – 9:44 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram is taking a liking to buzzer-beaters. Drills a tough long 2 right as the shot clock expired, and then the 3rd quarter buzzer rang soon after.
Pelicans up 87-63 on Clippers as we head to the 4th. – 9:44 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Xavier Moon in the game for the first time in the Crescent City 🌙 – 9:39 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jax will take it 3️⃣3️⃣3️⃣
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/4KnYhHyfuB9:37 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Pelicans are straight up wrecking the Clippers.
Dominant in every aspect. – 9:37 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
It’s only right … Jaxson Hayes just made his first 3 since November 27 (when he made 3 3s in Utah).
New Orleans on another 7-0 run, and there will be no comeback tonight with Clippers down 81-53, 2:37 left in third quarter – 9:37 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jaxson Hayes hits a 3-pointer from straightaway, Brandon Ingram goes coast-to-coast after a steal and then a B.I. midrange jumper.
Pelicans up 81-53 on the Clippers with 2:37 left in the 3rd quarter.
Not smelling an L.A. comeback. – 9:36 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers went 7.5 minutes before making first subs of second half – 9:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Can we get some RTs for a #JonasValanciunas three ball?
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/5CmjGD3Cjy9:31 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann tried to use that step back to drive and that is something I hope we continue to see. Really like the different options he has as a scorer. – 9:31 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
That was Jonas Valanciunas’ first corner 3-pointer of the season. – 9:30 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Yeah, Pelicans aren’t letting up. Feeling good – 9:30 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Those were only the 3rd/4th free throws Nicolas Batum has attempted since his stint in health and safety protocols (after November 19).
Clippers have cut 27-point Pelicans lead down to 65-45 with 6:59 left in third quarter. – 9:27 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Halftime in Memphis with the @Minnesota Timberwolves leading 60-53.
After scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter against New Orleans, Edwards has 25 points on 7-12 shooting (4-6 from three) at the half tonight.
#NBAAllStar @Anthony Edwards9:20 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Reggie Jackson ends 7-0 New Orleans run to start second half, but loses a shoe in the process.
Josh Hart takes advantage, completes a 3-point play, and Pelicans now up 27 – 9:20 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Clippers PG Reggie Jackson is shooting 0/6 tonight when he has both sneakers on, but is 1/1 without one of them – 9:20 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
H3333RB
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/wn1N90QItt9:19 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers were down 59-34 with 7:04 left to play in 3rd quarter Tuesday night vs Nuggets.
They’re now down 60-34 with 10:27 left to play in 3rd quarter tonight in New Orleans. – 9:19 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Anthony Edwards’ last 3 qtrs (MEM 1st half and NOP 4th):
45 points
14-22 FG
8-11 3s – 9:19 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers weren’t good in the paint (6/13 FGs)
But were again simply incapable of making jumpshots (5/29 FGs outside paint)
No Clipper made more than one shot outside the paint in first half.
On bright side for them, Jonas Valanciunas only made one shot outside the paint too… – 9:14 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Jonas 3s vs. Clippers meter is still only at 1, but #Pelicans still lead by 19 at halftime pic.twitter.com/pXnIOCF9Ck9:11 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Stats at half, Pels lead by 19.
@JValanciunas 11pts, 10reb
@Devonte Graham 9pts, 6reb
@Brandon Ingram 8pts, 4ast – 9:09 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
What is your @socios top moment of the first half? – 9:09 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Clippers have scored 62 points in their last two 1st halves combined.
62 points in 4 quarters. pic.twitter.com/qOqi6fyr7r9:07 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Still feeling good, still tryna keep it rolling 🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/upTfmQXTBv9:07 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Pels 53, Clips 34 | Half | And 8-4 run to close the second trims a 23-point deficit to 19. So there’s that. Otherwise: Four of Nola’s guys have scored eight points or more and none of the Clippers have. – 9:05 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers have scored 60 points in their last four quarters at Smoothie King Center. – 9:05 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A picture is really worth a thousand words here. The Pelicans are up 53-34 at halftime. Have a look at how few attempts the Clippers have had in or near the restricted area. #GreatDefense pic.twitter.com/AOOo5nRzm79:05 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers fail to break 40 first half points for the second time this season. Of course, the last time was Tuesday night.
New Orleans leads Clippers 53-34 at halftime, the largest deficit through two quarters all season for Clippers. Also a season-worst 27.3% FGs at half for LAC. – 9:04 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Reminder that the Clippers scored just 28 points in the first half of their game Tuesday against the Nuggets. They came back to win that game – 9:04 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Pelicans 53, Clippers 34
Valanciunas 11 pts & 10 rebs
Graham 9 pts & 5 rebs
Ingram 8 pts & 4 assts
Hart 8 pts
The Pels held the Clippers to 26.2 percent shooting from the floor, 2-18 on 3s. A dominant performance from NOLA on defense. They were everywhere. – 9:03 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Pelicans 53, Clippers 34
– Clippers have 60p in last 4Q in NOLA
– JV: 11p, 10r
– Ingram: 8p, 4a, 2r
– Graham: 9p, 5r, 2a
– Hart: 8p, 2a
– Alvarado: 2p, 4a, 6r
Pels: 42.9 FG%, 8/22 3P, 3/3 FT
Clippers: 26.2 FG%, 2/18 3P, 10/10 FT – 9:03 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Halftime in New Orleans and it looks like an encore from Tuesday: Clippers trail 53-34 after shooting 26% and 2-18 from three. New Orleans hasn’t played lockdown defense, IMO, but Clippers’ shooting struggles emerge again and LAC also losing turnovers (-2) and rebounding (-8). – 9:03 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Really nice half for the Pels. Held the Clippers to 34 points. Reggie Jackson, whom Herb Jones is guarding, is 0 of 5 from the field. He hasn’t scored. – 9:02 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Clippers’ last four quarters in New Orleans (tonight, 2H on 11/19)
– 60 points
– 22/85 FG (25.9 percent)
– 6/39 3P (15.4 percent) – 9:02 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pelicans held the Clippers to 34 points in the 1st half. That’s the fewest points they’ve given up in the 1st half all season. The previous low was 41. – 9:02 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
smooth movin B.I.
#BrandonIngram | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/jFSk11ibWR9:01 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Beautiful by Brandon Ingram – 8:59 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
New Orleans is up 49-30 with 1:57 left in first half.
Pelicans shot selection is not great, and it’s reflected in the 42.2% they are shooting. But they’re winning turnover and rebounding margins, which is par the course for Clippers opponents this season. – 8:56 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
the alley. the oop. 💪
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/3aI4KcVTrb8:55 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
LAC coaches cannot be pleased with a sequence where Graham strolled down the lane like it was a Sunday morning and shot an uncontested floater, then somehow got his own uncontested rebound. #Pelicans didn’t end up scoring on that possession, but that was symbolic of 1H effort – 8:55 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Mr. Clean. 🧽
 📺 @BallySportWest | @Ivica Zubac pic.twitter.com/itu7HpoZJr8:55 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Say this, I suppose, for the Clippers: With 30 points and a couple minutes to go in the first half, they’ve exceeded Tuesday’s first half total *shrug* – 8:54 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans have been defending their asses off this entire first half. Just beautiful. – 8:53 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
The Clippers really dislike the first half of basketball games, huh? – 8:53 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
New Orleans leads 42-24 with 5:55 left in first half.
It’s been another rough start for Jackson and Morris, as that duo has combined to shoot only 1/11 FGs while missing all 7 3s.
Unlike Tuesday, Clippers have already allowed more first half points than they did to Nuggets. – 8:48 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“And why not??🤷‍♂️”
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/nU1frYtXMD8:45 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
We’re almost 17 minutes into this game and no Clipper has knocked down more than one field goal.
Pelicans up 42-22. – 8:45 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
“We despise you, Bledsoe!” — from a fan right below me at SKC – 8:41 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans peskiness meter on defense is off the charts right now. Alvarado created a very careless Clipper backcourt turnover by sticking around and getting a hand up – 8:38 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado things are happening on the court again – 8:37 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Strong finish by @Eric Bledsoe 💪
📺 @BallySportWest | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/iZngTzmKQi8:36 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
For the first time this season, the Clippers have failed to break 20 first quarter points in back-to-back games. Remarkably, the Clippers are 3-3 when they score fewer than 20 first quarter points this season.
New Orleans leads 28-15. – 8:35 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers trail 28-15 at the end of the first quarter in New Orleans.
1-9 from three, 4 turnovers, 8 points off them for New Orleans. – 8:35 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Pels 28, Clippers 15 | End 1 | On pace to score 30 points in the first half — two more than two nights ago? I’ll echo @followAdamA‘s sentiment: Clips got ’em right where they want ’em. … right? – 8:35 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Pelicans 28, Clippers 15
Ingram 6 pts & 2 assts
Graham 6 pts & 2 assts
Valanciunas 5 pts & 6 rebs
The Clippers went 5-21, from the field, 1-9 from the field. They also had one assist the entire quarter. The Pels had eight. – 8:34 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Strong first 12, let’s keep it rolling 💪 pic.twitter.com/JpCiU6hBsM8:34 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Eric Bledsoe getting showered with boos again tonight in the SKC – 8:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jose with the floater 🕴
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/7sbesMugsD8:32 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Yeah, I’m glad Jose Alvarado is getting minutes – 8:31 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Alvarado vs. Bledsoe is the matchup fans didn’t know they needed when they showed up at the arena tonight – 8:30 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
It took a while for the crowd here at Smoothie King Center to notice because there was no announcement, but yes, Eric Bledsoe is still getting booed here. – 8:30 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Just your regular dunkin’ run
📺 @BallySportWest | @coffeyshop_ pic.twitter.com/dKHNp5Pcbf8:29 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jay Scrubb is playing in a first half for the first time this season. – 8:28 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Yeah, so Clippers offense is saw earth in Tuesday night’s comeback, but is back in a casket.
Lue calls his second timeout of the quarter with Clippers down 24-7. New Orleans has made 5/7 3s, while Clippers have missed all 8 of their attempts from 3 and 13 of 16 FGs overall. – 8:26 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
WHOLE SQUAD ON FIRE
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/Fh8rQINN9W8:25 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
These have been some fantastic defensive possessions for the Pelicans early on.
Clippers had one where they took the full 24 on the shot clock and the ball didn’t get inside the arc. Pretty sure it didn’t even get within two feet of the arc, honestly. – 8:25 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
After a Devonte’ triple, Pelicans go up 24-7 on the Clippers here in the 1st quarter.
Honestly have no idea how this L.A. team is 21-21, let alone 7-9 without Kawhi and Paul George in games on the season. – 8:24 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Hart in the corner 🔥
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/phCFYv0YR88:22 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
The 92.5 points Clippers have averaged vs. #Pelicans is fewest for LA against any team it’s faced more than once this season. Trend is continuing early tonight with Clips only scoring 7 pts in first 7 mins – 8:22 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Amir Coffey just snatched somebody’s ankles on his way to a fast break dunk to end an 11-0 Pelicans run… – 8:20 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Pelicans are rolling to start this game.
So different from last year when a struggling opponent would come in and Pels would sleepwalk into it. – 8:20 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The Clippers shot 1-8 from 3 in Tuesday’s first quarter. They’ve started 0-5 from 3 in New Orleans. – 8:20 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Ty Lue going small very early with Clippers down 13-2, inserts Mann for Zubac. – 8:19 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A Brandon Ingram 3-pointer gives the Pelicans 13-2 lead out of the gates. – 8:18 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Willie Green was asked pregame jokingly if Jonas Valanciunas was saving up his threes for Clippers, because JV didn’t take any Tuesday vs. Min. Well, it took him only two minutes to sink a trey vs. Clips, with Zubac drifting back into the paint. JV was 7/8 at LAC in Nov. – 8:15 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
JV FOR THREE 👌👌
#JonasValanciunas |#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/cS5u6LBjaq8:15 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jonas Valanciunas has already drilled his first 3-pointer of the night. That gives him 39 this season. Thirteen of them have come against the Clippers. – 8:15 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jonas Valanciunas hits his first 3 here we go ☠️
Ty Lue calls timeout after Josh Hart scores eight seconds after Ivica Zubac’s second missed field goal.
8-2 New Orleans lead with 9:22 left in opening quarter. – 8:15 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Willie Green’s final pregame question tonight came from Clippers media, asking essentially if Jonas Valanciunas saves his outside shooting for the Clippers.
Well he just drained his first 3-point look on the night, this after not attempting a single one versus the Timberwolves. – 8:14 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Let’s get to work.
🕖 5:00PM PT | 📺 @BallySportWest pic.twitter.com/hSBJ2z0C288:13 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram holding his finish on jumpers after contact is fast becoming my favorite thing – 8:12 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Tonight basically starts an 11-game road trip for Clippers. That is, they’re in a different American city for the rest of January:
– New Orleans
– San Antonio
– LA! (vs Pacers on MLK)
– Denver
– Philadelphia
– New York
– Washington
– Orlando
– Miami
– Charlotte
– Indiana – 8:08 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Definitely a creative way to take pregame jumpers by Josh Hart pic.twitter.com/uKG9VotYXh8:03 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans have been a completely different team in the clutch since Dec. 15 (the OKC 60-foot winner).
Prior to that, the Pels were 1-9 in clutch games. Since then, they are 6-3.
*The NBA defines clutch as the score within five in the final five minutes.
A statistical breakdown: – 7:56 PM
Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Mook speaking facts. 🥶
⭐️ Vote #PaulGeorge for #NBAAllStar ⭐️
1 RT = 2 Votes pic.twitter.com/8HQ8T8pbap7:43 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Whose kicks do we think these are? 👀👀
#Pelicans | Primeblock.com7:41 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Warming up in New Orleans ⏳
@Josh Hart | #Pelicans pic.twitter.com/97I9t11dhv7:35 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Starting 5 tonight!
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/x7mbitur587:34 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies nailed a marketing masterpiece when they allowed young fans to trade in opposing jerseys on Thursday.
First in line, an 11-year-old from Benton, Arkansas, ready to fork over Curry for Morant.
The scene: “I’m sorry, Zion, but you got to go.”
dailymemphian.com/section/sports…7:32 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart
Brandon Ingram
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:31 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
You don’t have the Pelicans Mobile App yet?? Goofy!
Get all the inside information thanks to @Verizon: https://t.co/JLazXkxawh pic.twitter.com/91rGne4UHG7:17 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Jerseys swapped tonight at FedExForum for Ja/Jaren: Steph Curry, Michael Jordan, Zion Williamson, Allen Iverson (Denver), Mike Conley (🥲), Rajon Rondo, Andre Miller (Denver), Carsen Edwards (Boston), LeBron (Cleveland), LeBron (Lakers), Penny Hardaway (Orlando), Chandler Parsons – 7:10 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault said when he drew a lob play for Tre Mann “he was looking for some candy, originally we drew it up for the other side, but he wanted it on that side so I said ‘that’s fine’” – 7:08 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Pregame Ty Lue in New Orleans
– Watch transition defense (Pelicans outscored Timberwolves 28-8 on fast break Tuesday, have outscored Clippers 37-17)
– Watch Jonas Valanciunas 3s (12/15 in 2 games vs Clippers, 8 3s made since December 1)
– Same active roster from Tuesday pic.twitter.com/Um2Pqrdpoe6:51 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Dresses and plays like an #NBAAllStar ⭐️
Retweet to vote for #JonasValančiūnas 💪 pic.twitter.com/QcOBvagw2a6:49 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pels are sending Didi Louzada to Birmingham. pic.twitter.com/UGRChQkUkH6:39 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Also, no changes to who is and isn’t available for the Clippers tonight. – 6:32 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Ty Lue’s here before tonight’s game in New Orleans. He calls getting back in transition and coverages to guard Jonas Valanciunas on his pops behind the three-point arc as the two biggest things. – 6:31 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
This is one you won’t wanna miss 🔥🔥Enter to win a SIGNED Zion Williamson jersey tonight in our Courtside Challenge!
@SeatGeek | https://t.co/2LbNOG6ixX pic.twitter.com/kRZIZzqJeU6:23 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Looking good, feeling good on home court ⚜️
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/zIvrnDZbed5:56 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
One kid is trading in a Zion Williamson jersey for Ja Morant.
“Garbage!” he said. pic.twitter.com/GYd8UuV3zI5:53 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
2️⃣X the votes today
Keep pushing for #BrandonIngram for #NBAAllstar with a retweet!! pic.twitter.com/DLexOsVOom5:35 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Who is looking forward to booing Eric Bledsoe tonight? – 4:35 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Which #Pelicans player will most exceed his season average in three-pointers made vs. Clippers? @ErinESummers picks Alvarado (0.4); @dallerson = Jones (0.6); I take Hart (1.0). Fan pick determined by vote below. #ThursdayThrees standings: Erin 2 wins, Daniel 0, Jim 0, Fans 0 – 4:20 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings interim coach Alvin Gentry even laughed about Buddy Hield telling him “to relax and calm down” in that moment, Gentry said he even reminded his coach that he drafted him in New Orleans. – 4:07 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
RJ (with Cam by his side) when he sees Zion still down in New Orleans:
pic.twitter.com/CgULUXL7BP3:59 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans midseason grades: Brandon Ingram’s on the rise, younger players are still struggling theathletic.com/3069414/2022/0…3:41 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked on Pelicans is live!
🏀 Listing the Pelicans trade assets
🏀 Does this team have an identity?
🏀 The type of player they need to go after in a trade
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzBFEv
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBES9YyFq pic.twitter.com/6VIwIMH4KK3:33 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
#ClipperNation, it’s time to vote #PaulGeorge for #NBAAllStar.
For every 50 retweets we will make the basketball bigger. 🏀 pic.twitter.com/O4FxQrkQaG2:16 PM

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