Blazers 106, Pelicans 95: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Blazers 106, Pelicans 95: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Blazers 106, Pelicans 95: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Portland Trail Blazers (9-3) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (6-6) at Smoothie King Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Thursday November 10, 2022

Portland Trail Blazers 106, New Orleans Pelicans 95 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
All for one and one for all 🤞
@CarMax Quote of the Night pic.twitter.com/yJ0xhmpLHR1:43 AM

Damian Lillard @Dame_Lillard
Jumped on that new @ConnieDiiamond! 🔥🔥🔥
Tap in!
🔊 🎥 https://t.co/m961UpXbEu pic.twitter.com/YV8PnpGtfO12:10 AM

Josh Hart @joshhart
I love this team. – 12:06 AM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Josh Hart, King of the Wrong-Footed Layup, first of his name pic.twitter.com/0q6hzNr2oc12:05 AM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
CJ McCollum: “No excuses. I’ve got to play better. We’ve got to play better defensively. We’ve got to be better taking care of the ball. If we get a shot every time, we can live with the results.” Added allowing points off turnovers and second-chance baskets is hurting #Pelicans11:32 PM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Had to start the game late but goodness gracious this team. What a gritty win. This Blazers squad made it so difficult on Zion and BI. Shout-out Trendon and Drew on that end. Made them work tonight. Great to see Nas so aggressive too. Also, Jerami “has always had those handles”😁 – 11:31 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
The Pelicans need to stop making things harder on themselves
Full podcast coming soon at https://t.co/D3rFGvVdMB pic.twitter.com/w2BzGpiOQ311:29 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
CJ McCollum on #Pelicans: “The ball will go in and we’ll win some games. This is just a tough part of the season. A lot of games on the road. A lot of tough losses… Everything’s not supposed to be easy. You’re supposed to go through trials and tribulations.” – 11:29 PM
Kerry Eggers @kerryeggers
The way @Jerami Grant is playing has the look of an All-Star right now. His overall performance through a dozen games has been terrific.
#RipCity11:22 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
To be fair to the Pels, Zion had more shot attempts than CJ did despite what the boxscore says – 11:12 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Talent from top to bottom 🔥
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/xTVuECexhi11:12 PM

Trendon Watford @trendonw
Helluva win by da gang 🔗🫡… OTTN ! – 11:03 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Up now free and unlocked at @RoseGardenReprt: It’s getting harder night-to-night to say which is the Blazers’ most impressive win of the season. How about on a back-to-back against a full-strength New Orleans team with Lillard and Nurkic out? rosegardenreport.com/p/trail-blazer…10:55 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans’ poor offense, lack of focus contributes greatly in 106-95 loss to Trail Blazers https://t.co/AZSGOw8Poc pic.twitter.com/M3hbZWvY7p10:45 PM

Damian Lillard @Dame_Lillard
It’s a beautiful thaaaang – 10:40 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
“We got a lot of talent. Everyone steps up” – @Jerami Grant
#RipCity | @brookeolzendam pic.twitter.com/OsRddkXIbx10:39 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans lowest scoring quarters this season:
– 17 in 2Q vs. Lakers
– 17 in 3Q tonight
– 18 in 1Q vs. Clippers
– 21 in 4Q tonight
– 21 in 3Q vs. Mavericks – 10:35 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Stats from tonight’s game:
@FanDuel pic.twitter.com/gqOgX8QSCE10:34 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Zion in wins:
19/7/3
50.0 FG%
Zion in losses:
27/6/4
59.3 FG% pic.twitter.com/opj5RKX64S10:27 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Playing without Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers take over in third quarter and beat #Pelicans 106-95 in New Orleans. Zion Williamson 29 pts leads the hosts. @PanzuraNews postgame wrap: https://t.co/JJIbQefqR0 pic.twitter.com/sBnQIZS9PW10:27 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
This in late May, but with Jerami Grant and Lauri Markkanen. youtu.be/ogB8k_5NcvI10:27 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 106, Pelicans 95: FINAL. 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, 1 block for @Jerami Grant. 23 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds for @Anfernee Simons. 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists for @Josh Hart. 12 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists for @Justise Winslow. 15 points for @2ez_nassie – 10:26 PM
Jason Quick @jwquick
No way anybody can say Blazers aren’t legit. Move to 9-3 with 106-95 win at New Orleans. Portland is 6-1 on road, has swept a road back-to-back and has season wins over Phoenix (2x), at Miami, Denver, at NO. Winning while players like Dame, Nurk and Grant are hurt … impressive. – 10:24 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Zion Williamson had 17 points in the fourth quarter – matching his career high for a quarter.
He had 17 in the fourth quarter of his debut against the Spurs.
(h/t @ESPNStatsInfo) – 10:24 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Blazers 111, Pels 95
– NOP: 17 TOs into 21 POR pts
– POR: 9 TOs into 4 NOP pts
– Zion: 29p, 6r, 3a, 9/14 FG, 10/15 FT, 1/1 3P
– Trey: 16p, 3r, 3b
– BI: 14p, 5r, 2a, fouled out
– CJ: 13p, 7r, 7a
Pels: 41.8 FG%, 10/28 3P, 19/24 FT
Blazers: 43.5 FG%, 12/34 3P, 20/26 FT – 10:23 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Final: Blazers 106, Pelicans 95
Williamson 29 pts (17 in 4th)
Ingram 14 pts
McCollum 13 pts (6-17 FG), 7 rebs, 7 assts
Pels fall to 6-6 after an abysmal 2nd half performance against a Blazers squad missing Dame Lillard. Not the way you wanna start a 6-game homestand. – 10:23 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jerami Grant tonight:
27 PTS
8 REB
4 AST
4 STL
22/5/4 without Dame this season. pic.twitter.com/gJxvDO0A1510:23 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Trail Blazers 106, Pelicans 95
New Orleans shoots 41.8% from the field, commits 17 turnovers. Some ugly offense.
Pels have lost 3 of 4. Time to go back to the drawing board. – 10:22 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
The Pelicans have made 13 3-pointers in two games over the past two days.
Doesn’t seem feasible or sustainable in this league.
C.J. McCollum made one. He has to do more. Or this team will fail to meet its potential. – 10:21 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
this is just an incredible win by the blazers. like, wow. – 10:21 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans had scored at least 111 points in their first 11 games.
Tonight, they finish with 95 in the loss to Portland. – 10:21 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers going to win another… on the road… against a good team… with a significant number of players sitting. It’s fermenting. – 10:20 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
JOSH HART FOR TWO AND THE WORDS FOR HIS FORMER TEAMMATES – 10:19 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
I’m still not #worried about the Pelicans.
But that was a brutally dismal second half performance. – 10:17 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Pels gotta find some pick and roll coverage that works for Zion. Going show/recover is working about as (not) well as any – 10:15 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Brandon Ingram just fouled out.
14 points
5 rebounds
2 assists
6/12 FG
2/4 3P
Pels down 100-90 with 3:32 to go. – 10:14 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Brandon Ingram fouls out with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 31 minutes. – 10:14 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
The Portland Trail Blazers’ defense is absolutely legit. They are taking it to the Pelicans, who entered this game averaging 118 per contest. It’s 100-89, Blazers with 4:04 remaining. – 10:13 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
The dude in front of me with the “You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning” shirt understands how to watch Pelicans games – 10:13 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Jerami Grant takeover. – 10:13 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Portland has just been relentless hunting Zion on defense all night. And he’s not putting up much of a fight. – 10:13 PM
Jason Quick @jwquick
Man, Jerami Grant. Wow. – 10:12 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Jerami gets Zion off balance, gets a sliver of room to the basket and throws down with 5 minutes to play in regulation. @Jerami Grant has been LEVELS tonight. – 10:12 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Jerami Grant getting strong-hand drives way too much in big spots – 10:12 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Jerami Grant just cooked Zion and split 4 defenders for a dunk – 10:11 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
Positions don’t mean anything but the Blazers broadcast listing Jayson Tatum as a guard is too much. If elected, I will impose common sense positional identifications that represent our community. – 10:11 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pels are running the offense almost exclusively thru Zion most of the 4th and having a ton of success.
The problem is they can’t get a stop on the other end. – 10:11 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Big challenge there by Portland that would’ve given Zion five fouls.
Instead, call on the floor stands. Block on Winslow.
6:32 left and instead of Zion AND BI having 5 each, Zion shooting FTs. – 10:08 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Portland is challenging that blocking foul. A member of the Trail Blazers coaching staff was so confident it’s a charge instead that he made the hand motion with aplomb. – 10:07 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Big challenge here for Portland. If successful, it means Zion and BI will both have five fouls with 6:32 left in this game. – 10:06 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Had a good view of it, looked like Zion just slipped, and Chauncey is going to challenge with the Blazers leading 91-84 with 6:32 to play. – 10:06 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Portland considered challenging a blocking foul that could’ve been a charge vs. Zion, but Blazers defender had his heels on the restricted circle. Otherwise probably would’ve been a Zion charge. Instead 3-point play – 10:05 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Willie Green letting Brandon Ingram play the final 7:13 with 5 fouls it appears. – 10:04 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
I don’t love this Zion at the 5 lineup. They can switch everything but aren’t getting stops and it struggles getting defensive boards – 10:02 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers in the bonus the final seven minutes. – 10:02 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Remember when Steve Kerr said the Rockets had a bunch of “middle linebackers?” The Blazers also have a lot of middle linebackers. – 10:01 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Dame using his night off to… engage in discussion with some of the courtside fans here in NOLA – 10:01 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pels come out of the timeout with their small-ball lineup.
CJ-Herb-Trey-BI-Zion – 9:59 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Zion missing two bunnies and Devonte not recognizing there was a loose ball — which hit him in the leg — has cost the Pelicans. 7-point swing and now the deficit is 9 points at 86-77. – 9:59 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Gut check time for the Pelicans. – 9:58 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Offense has been better than the defense in almost every category this season for #Pelicans, but tonight they’ve only scored 20 pts in first 15 minutes of 2H, as Blazers build 86-77 lead – 9:57 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Blazers trying to give the Pels the ball and they won’t take it. New Orleans down bad. – 9:55 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Larry Nance Jr. and Drew Eubanks were jostling for position during that jump ball, leading to ref having to step in and chat. Definitely fired up the home crowd – 9:54 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
MOVE.
OR BE MOVED.
+1 for Zion 💪 pic.twitter.com/dGFXwAAfhq9:53 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram points and shot attempts by quarter tonight:
1st: 10 points (6 field goal attempts)
2nd: 2 points (2 field goal attempts)
3rd: 0 points (2 field goal attempts)
4th: ? – 9:53 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
It’s a final: Wizards 113, Mavs 105. Spencer had 33 pts and 6 assists, Luka had 22-9-6, Dwight had 14-7, and Tim scored 16 pts. Mavs are 6-5 and will host Portland on Saturday. – 9:52 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Watching Portland you can see why they are having success. Chauncey has those guys defending on every possession – 9:51 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
The Pelicans halfcourt offense is in the mudddddd. I thought Porltand’s zone was a little shaky in the first five minutes but they’ve been awesome since then and New Orleans can’t get anything against a set defense. – 9:50 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd quarter: Blazers 78, Pelicans 74
Murphy 16 pts, 3 blks
McCollum 13 pts, 5 rebs, 6 assts
Ingram 12 pts
Williamson 12 pts (5-6 FG)
Pels score 17 in the quarter after some awful execution on offense. Maybe get Zion a touch or two? – 9:48 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Pelicans turned it over 9 times in the third quarter and that led to 10 points for Portland.
Blazers up 78-74 going into the fourth. – 9:48 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
One quarter to go and the Blazers lead 78-74 at the Pelicans. Simons, scoreless in the 1st, now has 23 points. The Blazers have a shot to hold this high-powered Pelicans’ offense to under 100 points. Impressive. – 9:48 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Something continues to look off about New Orleans’ offense. Zion has 6 shots after three quarters. Need to figure out more ways to let him create in space. – 9:47 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 78, Pelican 74: end of third quarter. 23 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds for @Anfernee Simons. 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals for @Jerami Grant. 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists fore @Josh Hart. – 9:47 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
It’s the end of the 3rd quarter and Zion Williamson has attempted 6 shots – 9:45 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
It’s Trey Murphy’s world, apparently.
Saves the ball from going out of bounds for an OREB and then hits a 3-pointer from 27 feet. – 9:44 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
what a dime from Z.
TMIII with the triple pic.twitter.com/cvz0zM6OEs9:44 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Zion Williamson is 5/6 FG.
Pels trail 74-71, 1:413Q
😐 – 9:44 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Sure looked like Trey Murphy turned and said something to Portland’s bench after knocking down that triple. Swear it might have been Dame. – 9:42 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Don’t think McCollum’s left foot came off the ground. But Laruen Holtkamp saw it differently, calling a travel. She’s on a roll lol – 9:41 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pelicans are up to 7 turnovers in the 3rd quarter. And most of them have been of them have been pretty ugly – 9:40 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans challenge a blocking foul on Herb after Grant spun blindly and ran Herb over. Kind of stunned that was a block; that’s a charge about 95 percent of the time in NBA – 9:35 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Terrible call. JUST terrible.
Herb Jones was in perfect position for the charge but ruled a blocking foul.
Every single game we’re getting reminded of the fact that referees are NOT respecting Herb. Even on obvious calls. SMH – 9:34 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
They’re going to review that last foul call against Herb Jones. Anybody’s guess. – 9:34 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
All of @Anfernee Simons‘s points have come from three or the free throw line – 9:33 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Blazers figured to need big games from Simons and Grant (with Lillard a DNP). Grant was big in 1H and now Simons is heating up from deep. They are a combined 7/16 on three-pointers and have 35 of team’s 66 pts – 9:29 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Painful third quarter so far. Ball simply slipped out of Ingram’s hands for an over-and-back violation. A pass bounced off Zion’s face for another turnover. And now BI runs over a Portland player for a charge. – 9:28 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
I admit defeat to @Michael Pina on Anfernee Simons – 9:27 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Something bout Ant in the 3rd quarter!! 🔥
#RipCity9:26 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Is it reaaaaally a Blazers game without a @Drew Eubanks dunk?
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/mrJgw8mrhv9:25 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
If @Anfernee Simons could have finished that… – 9:20 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
3️⃣ blocks in the first half for TMIII pic.twitter.com/C9wJgdPt749:06 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Pelicans 57, Blazers 51 at the half. Simons now up to 10 points on 2-of-9 shooting. Grant leading team with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Zion and Ingram each have 12. Only 4 turnovers for Portland. 9 ORebs for 11 second-chance points for the Blazers. – 9:06 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Trey Murphy had 3 blocks in the first half. That’s a new career-high for him in a single game. – 9:06 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of 1st half: Pelicans 57, Blazers 51
Ingram 12 pts
Williamson 12 pts (5-5 FG)
McCollum 8 pts, 4 rebs, 6 assts
Murphy 8 pts, 3 blks
Pretty solid half from the Pels on both ends. They can do a better job of attacking POR’s zone & grabbing long rebounds.But pretty good overall – 9:04 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Pelicans 57, Blazers 51
– BI: 12p, 3r
– Zion: 12p, 5/5 FG, 3 fouls
– CJ: 8p, 6a, 4r
– Trey: 8p, hit 3 FTs after being fouled with 0.2 left in 2Q
Pels: 48.8 FG%, 6/13 3P, 11/14 FT
Blazers: 36.7 FG%, 6/20 3P, 9/11 FT
– Hart: 11p, 6r – 9:04 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Pelicans 57, Blazers 51: halftime. 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block/steal for @Jerami Grant. 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist/steal for @Josh Hart. 10 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds for @Anfernee Simons. – 9:04 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Josh Hart normally scores when he’s got a head of steam in the open floor.
But not against Herb Jones.
Pelicans taking a 57-51 lead into halftime. Ingram and Zion leading the way with 12 points each. 9 offensive rebounds for Portland keeping them within striking distance. – 9:04 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Three blocks in the first half for Trey Murphy. – 9:02 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
corner Trey for Trey
📺 @BallySportsNO
📻 @995WRNO pic.twitter.com/yKCP94EUkJ8:59 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Drew Eubanks isn’t really going to be able to do much with Zion. – 8:46 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Pelicans up 14-4 in the second quarter and 41-31 overall. Blazers now shooting 35.3% for the game compared to 55.6% for the Pelicans. Simons is scoreless on five shot. – 8:44 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Zion draw about 3.5 defenders, kicks it out to the top, defense scrambles to cover, another pass to an open Naji for a 3. Zion’s court gravity will create open looks for everyone – 8:43 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
A 12-0 run gives the Pelicans a 41-31 lead with 7:36 to play in the first half. Blazers sitting on four points so far in the second quarter. – 8:43 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
the dish from Larry
the dish from Z
Jose for 3 🤌 pic.twitter.com/DSxR4UYgAK8:40 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
CJ McCollum is taking a page from Jose Alvarado’s playbook a couple times tonight, stealing the ball from a Trail Blazer who did not see him lurking – 8:39 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Portland radio pointed out that Brandon Ingram’s career stats vs. Blazers are unusually low (41% from field, worst vs. any West team), but he looks intent on changing that so far. Ingram 10 pts on 4/6 FGs in 1Q – 8:36 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
It’s the end of the first quarter and the Pelicans have already made as many threes as they did last game. – 8:35 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans and Blazers are tied at 27 after 1.
Blazers have 8 offensive rebounds and 9 second chance points.
Pelicans don’t have an offensive rebound yet (and thus no second chance points). – 8:35 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Pelicans 27, Blazers 27
Ingram 10 pts (4-6 FG)
Valanciunas 5 pts, 3 rebs
McCollum 4 pts, 3 rebs, 3 assts
Offensive rebounds
POR: 8
NOP: 0 – 8:35 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Blazers showing well so far at NO playing without Lillard, Nurkic and Sharpe. Tied 27-27 end of first. Jerami Grant has 11 points. Ingram has 10 for the Pelicans.
The Blazers have committed just two turnovers. Huge. #RipCity8:35 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 27, Pelicans 27: end of first quarter. 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists for @Jerami Grant. 7 points, 5 rebounds for @Josh Hart. POR shooting 37 percent, NOP 57 percent. – 8:35 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Everyone’s trying to back down Jose Alvarado in the post when matched up against him, but no one’s had success. – 8:33 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
BASELINE B.I. WITH THE FLUSH 💥 pic.twitter.com/JJeFBt3ZWH8:30 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Long offensive rebounds for the Pelicans opponent leading to 2nd chance points – 8:27 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Could be another Jerami Grant Game happening. – 8:24 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Jerami is cookin’ 👀
#RipCity8:24 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
The Pelicans’ backboard was still swaying from Zion’s dunk when they were heading back that direction in transition – 8:18 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Ingram threw it to JV, who was rolling. JV lobed it to Zion for the dunk. Starters have gotten the Pels off to a good start for the first time in a while. – 8:17 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Think that’s the first time we’ve had a JV-to-Zion lob – 8:17 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
JV doing it again! Giving Zion the lobs he wants – 8:16 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
B.I. starts the party off from downtown
📺 @BallySportsNO
📻 @995WRNO pic.twitter.com/Vr0ftgokY38:15 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Jonas is feeling it to start tonight. Great outlet pass to Zion – 8:15 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Hart gets the Blazers on the board with a second-chance layup – 8:13 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Pels-Blazers: a battle between the two best local broadcast crews in the league – 8:12 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram splashes a 3-pointer in Josh Hart’s face for the game’s first score. – 8:12 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
happy to be back in the @SmoothieKingCtr 😌 pic.twitter.com/2ih9iyFNDE7:44 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
The @Larry Nance Jr game-worn jersey auction is now live for tonight’s game!
Tonight’s auction benefits Harriet Tubman Charter School- Blue Campus 👏
Bid here: https://t.co/xrVtpWCPIT pic.twitter.com/v5S67d90Wx7:43 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Hello Blazers fans: I’m on Instagram as aaronjfentress. I’ll be posting photos and videos of Blazers 🏀 there all season long as well as documenting the occasional travel mishap. 😳.
Below: Jerami Grant shooting while Lillard looks on. #RipCity https://t.co/iH6D0hBgX4 pic.twitter.com/vl65rx5PgO7:39 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters:
CJ McCollum
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Zion Williamson
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:39 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Good news: Jerami Grant is in tonight at NO.
Bad news: Shaedon Sharpe and Jusuf Nurkic are out.
Damian Lillard had already been ruled out.
#RipCity7:33 PM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Blazers announce jerami grant and justise winslow are available tonight in New Orleans – 7:32 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers say Nurkic out, Grant in for tonight. – 7:31 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
🏀 #RipCity  vs. @New Orleans Pelicans
⌚️ 5:00PM PT
📺 @ROOTSPORTS_NW
📻 @RipCityRadio620 pic.twitter.com/l6IiAgqL8P7:24 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Larry Nance Jr. (left knee hyperextension) is AVAILABLE for tonight’s game v. Portland. – 7:05 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans say Larry Nance is available for tonight’s game. – 7:05 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Larry Nance Jr. (left knee hyperextension) is available for tonight’s game vs. Portland. – 7:04 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Who’s fit would you rock? 🤔
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/FL0ieTUlsB7:00 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Jusuf Nurkic pregame at Pelicans. Will he play? 🤷🏽‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/clh33H68o96:50 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Damian Lillard (seated) and CJ McCollum chatting pregame. pic.twitter.com/2K1QE4jmql6:45 PM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups talks about Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic and Jerami Grant prior to Blazers at Pelicans. pic.twitter.com/9OPUPd5tXb6:45 PM

Jason Quick @jwquick
Part II of Trail Blazers mailbag looks at the question of keeping Josh Hart … and more. theathletic.com/3812152/2022/1…6:28 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
Damian Lillard is not pleased about not playing tonight, Chauncey Billups is saying. Moments ago,
Lillard walked past me in the tunnel and frowned.
Then his face shifted into something like this: pic.twitter.com/8fIGdguuVq6:23 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Larry Nance Jr. is a game-time decision but Willie Green said he thinks there’s a good chance he plays. – 6:20 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Willie Green says Larry Nance Jr is questionable and will give a go during warm-ups. Says he’s optimistic he’ll be able to play – 6:20 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
The Pelicans, @RedBull, and @1985Poet teamed up to take down and replace old backboards throughout the city as part of their #NOLAHasWings campaign!
Local artists painted the backboards, which are now on display in the Smoothie King Center near sections 113 and 114 🎨 pic.twitter.com/OaTNLJQ98x6:18 PM

Austin Burton @Amaar_206
NBA League Pass Game of the Day: Blazers at Pelicans
Portland has quietly gone 8-3, tied for second in the West, with Dame Lillard in and out of the lineup. New Orleans hasn’t had their biggest stars available all the time either, but Ingram and Zion are slated to play tonight. pic.twitter.com/Cwc6ZsKQzM6:17 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
back at home 🏡
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/zeSEflR3O56:06 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“I can’t explain the amount of control that this young man has”
🏀 @adaniels33 is running out of adjectives to describe Zion Williamson #Pelicans pic.twitter.com/har0gNixKJ5:57 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Remember to use #PelicansGameday for your posts from tonight’s game!📸
#Pelicans | @CoxComm pic.twitter.com/3E1ACXPT235:50 PM

Larry Nance Jr @Larrydn22
Tonight’s NOLA public school were benefiting is Harriet Tubman Charter!
Stay tuned for the link and how to bid on tonight’s GAMEWORN white jersey 👀 pic.twitter.com/hKpCsD1VrC5:43 PM

Donatas Urbonas @Urbodo
Victor Wembanyama feels like he is ready to physically match up against Zion, Embiid & Jokic.
“I play against probably the best competition than any other player of my age on the planet. I know I’m ready.”
Full story on Wembanyama’s response to Shaq: basketnews.com/news-180692-vi…5:36 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Kira Lewis finished off 2nd scrimmage by connecting on his last four 3-point attempts — one banker that drew jeers — and had few more blow-bys.
Side note: cool to see Herb Jones and Trey Murphy taking it all in from the bench — another example of how much they breathe basketball – 5:29 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
NBA’s L2M for Bulls-Pelicans says Brandon Ingram and Goran Dragic each got away with a travel and Ingram committed offensive foul on Caruso with 1:38 left (which I remember Caruso calling for.).
The no-call on DeRozan drive late was correct. – 5:25 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Watching Kira Lewis in a 5-on-5 scrimmage before tonight’s game right now and looks as fast as ever. Even got around Dyson Daniels off the dribble rather easily — super afterburners — a few times and was able to get all the way to the rim at least on a half a dozen possessions. – 5:16 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Caption this ✍️
#Saints | @surface pic.twitter.com/DSLJJpmL7r5:11 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Here’s the 2023 LAL cap space situation for this July:
I project them at $31.9M with LBJ, AD, Christie & 1st (after NOP swap).
Wipe away Christie & 1st w/ no salary coming back that goes up to $35.5M.
That’s only enough for a 25% max ($33.5M).
30% max = $40.2M
35% = $46.9M – 5:01 PM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Top 100 players in Trade Value Rankings
5: Atlanta, Boston, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, Toronto
4: Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Golden State, Indiana, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Sacramento
3: Denver, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New York, Washington – 5:00 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
What gif describes how you’re feeling about the Pelicans game tonight? – 4:35 PM
Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
The 8-3 Trail Blazers are averaging 17.2 turnovers per game. That’s tied for the most in the NBA …
With … the 2-10 Houston Rockets.
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/Z17QsGLb4i4:31 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked On Pelicans is live!
🏀 Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson clutch for the Pelicans
🏀 How to use Zion more effectively on offense
🏀 Changes Willie Green needs to make to the rotation
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTh35
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/M8nMs13M4C3:31 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Most PPG by a team this season:
118.8 — Jazz
118.7 — Celtics
118.2 — Pelicans
117.3 — Warriors
Who has the best offense in the NBA? pic.twitter.com/XXf1jXVhYf3:04 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
FWIW: After tonight, Portland’s next back-to-backs aren’t until Nov 29-30 and Dec 3-4. So even if the plan in the short term is to hold Dame out on back-to-backs it won’t affect more than a couple of games. – 2:55 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
#GAMEDAY in NOLA
#RipCity | @TvEvoca pic.twitter.com/j5adIDbfym2:50 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Not surprised they’re holding Dame out tonight on the second half of a back-to-back. They’ve been ultra-cautious with the calf injury from jump (he could have played vs. Memphis if they really wanted to) and they’ve already got a 3-3 split of the road trip at worst. – 2:40 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
No Damian Lillard tonight (calf injury management) the Blazers say. So scratch that Dame-CJ reunion thing. – 2:32 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers say Damian Lillard is out tonight with “right calf injury management.” Nurkic and Grant are questionable. – 2:32 PM
Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
INJURY REPORT 11/10 @Portland Trail Blazers @ NOP:
OUT
Lillard (R Calf Injury Management)
Payton II (Return to Competition Reconditioning)
Sarr (R Wrist Sprain)
QUESTIONABLE
Grant (L Ankle Sprain)
Nurkic (R Adductor Soreness)
PROBABLE
Sharpe (R Finger Sprain)
Winslow (R Ankle Sprain) – 2:31 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pelicans have Larry Nance Jr. listed as questionable for tonight’s game vs Portland pic.twitter.com/g7X9vUgbtd2:08 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Larry Nance Jr. listed as questionable by #Pelicans on Thursday’s injury report for 7 p.m. home game vs. Trail Blazers. @MorrisBartLLC https://t.co/PGULDh02EI pic.twitter.com/mMHlrYMQkS2:03 PM

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