Suns vs. Pelicans: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

Suns vs. Pelicans: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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Suns vs. Pelicans: Start time, where to watch, what's the latest

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The Phoenix Suns play against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center

The Phoenix Suns are spending $10,548,087 per win while the New Orleans Pelicans are spending $8,688,934 per win

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Friday December 9, 2022

Broadcast Info

National TV: N/A
Home TV: Bally Sports NO
Away TV: Bally Sports AZ
Home Radio: WRNO 99.5FM
Away Radio: KMVP 98.7 / S: KSUN

When the game is underway, you can follow it here!

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
that’s how many W’s in a row for YOUR New Orleans Pelicans?
#Pelicans | @StackwellCap pic.twitter.com/sMccRi4f3K3:22 PM

Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
During the Pels’ 6-game win streak:
Zion averaging 29.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.3 blocks on 67 FG% and 10 FTA a game.
Jose averaging 15.7 points, 3.3 assists while shooting 48.6% from deep on 5.8 attempts per game. – 3:18 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Back in the gym.
#WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/Ti90e5zpOp2:54 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Locked On Pelicans is live! BONUS episode!
🏀 The NBA has a new, heated rivalry
🏀 Zion Williamson is unstoppable and in the MVP conversation
🏀 Dyson Daniels and team defense frustrate Devin Booker
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzBFEv
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBES9YyFq pic.twitter.com/h7lamZfJiP2:53 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Zion is on another level right now 🔥
35 points (13-17 FG)
7 rebounds
4 assists
1 steal
+30 pic.twitter.com/BDXLvVTnfv2:19 PM

Christian Clark
@cclark_13
The Pelicans are 1st in the West. At 17-8, they have matched their best start through 25 games in franchise history.
They have done this while Brandon Ingram has missed 10 games.
With this version of Zion on this roster, New Orleans can be contenders. nola.com/sports/pelican…2:13 PM
Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
During the Pelicans’ six-game winning streak, Zion Williamson is averaging 29.2 PPG, 9.3 RPG, and 5.7 APG while shooting 67.0% from the field.
He has more steals (10) and blocks (8) than personal fouls (7) over that span.
Much more here: open.substack.com/pub/statitudes…2:01 PM
Justin Kubatko
@jkubatko
Last night, Zion Williamson recorded his 10th career 30-point game with 75% shooting from the field.
The only other players in NBA history to record at least 10 such games before their 23rd birthday are Shaquille O’Neal (11) and Dwight Howard (10).
More: open.substack.com/pub/statitudes…1:40 PM
Frank Isola
@TheFrankIsola
Mikal Bridges led the NBA in minutes played last season 2,854. That number would have placed him 38th in 2003.
That year Iverson led the lNBA with 3,485 minutes. Kobe was second at 3,401. Michael Jordan, age 39, played 3,031 minutes. Karl Malone, 39, played 2,936. – 1:32 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
From 2019’s No. 1 pick playing his best basketball, to a legit homecourt advantage, to a young #Pelicans core rapidly developing, to first-place status in West, New Orleans provided plenty more reasons for excitement in first 47:58 of Friday win vs. Suns: https://t.co/jDuPpX8Q2M pic.twitter.com/MsZ9dkbiAg1:15 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Devin Booker is sitting in a sweatsuit as they’re having a jersey retirement for him at Moss Point.
As for a possible injury, Booker said he’s good. #Suns1:09 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
I just saw the Monty comments. C’mon dude. That’s what the Suns head coach is resorting to? – 12:55 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Locked On Pelicans is live! BONUS episode!
🏀 The NBA has a new, heated rivalry
🏀 Zion Williamson is unstoppable and in the MVP conversation
🏀 Dyson Daniels and team defense frustrate Devin Booker
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTOSD
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESagHTy pic.twitter.com/UHokYYMusm12:37 PM

Chuck Cooperstein
@coopmavs
We all know how difficult this BTB is for Mavs, but here’s some good news. Mavs are in City Edition unis in CHI, and are 3-0 in those. It is, however, 1st time wearing them on road (Home wins vs POR, GS, & PHX) @bobbykaralla has pre at 6:30. Tip w/Brad & me at 7:10 @971TheFreak12:10 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Saturday’s 5 things to know presented by @Take5_OilChange (A memorable Friday evening as #Pelicans beat Suns by 11; game photos; Zion highlights; Jose, Zion, CJ, Green interviews; @PodcastPelicans show on New Orleans’ embrace of Pels, bright future): https://t.co/MQs3QUkXeQ pic.twitter.com/Xx4IbU99Su11:23 AM

NBA Math
@NBA_Math
Western Conference All-Stars, per RPR MVP Predictor:
STARTERS
Stephen Curry
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Luka Doncic
Anthony Davis
Nikola Jokic
BENCH
Devin Booker
Ja Morant
Zion Williamson
Domantas Sabonis
Lauri Markkanen
De’Aaron Fox
Deandre Ayton
ALTERNATE
Anfernee Simons pic.twitter.com/l4l0LbeHV011:20 AM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
5 takeaways after #Pelicans deal #Suns third straight loss and questions linger about Devin Booker azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral11:06 AM
Ky Carlin
@Ky_Carlin
I’m absolutely loving the fact that the top 2 teams out West at the moment are the Pelicans and the Grizzlies. It makes for some interesting basketball right now. – 11:02 AM
Ralph Lawler
@Ohmeomy
Book review – Ralph Lawler ranks with Scully, Hearn, but lacked their audience – Easy Reader News easyreadernews.com/book-review-ra…10:46 AM
Mike Prada
@MikePradaNBA
The best rivalries happen organically. Pelicans-Suns is no exception theathletic.com/3988070/2022/1…10:43 AM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Devin Booker shot 1 of 7 from the field when Dyson was defending him, according to NBA tracking data pic.twitter.com/nRSsxGEkaL10:28 AM

Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Sunday should be fun.
On Zion’s dunk, Jose, Chris Paul and sportsmanship.
And folks… we may have a rivalry on our hands.
espn.com/nba/story/_/id…10:23 AM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Last night’s Pelicans loss highlighted a few fundamental truths about who the Suns are right now. For @PHNX_Suns, I wrote about 3 things holding this team back: https://t.co/FRGyXnBgYG pic.twitter.com/fF9IP9vTL410:03 AM

Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Zion Williamson 360-dunk as exclamation point leads to post-game words from Suns nba.nbcsports.com/2022/12/10/zio…10:01 AM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Zion Williamson’s dunk wasn’t the real reason behind last night’s Pels-Suns altercation.
It only confirmed the tension that’s existed since last April.
But it will go down as the spark that ignited a new NBA rivalry the Pels are more than happy to join.
theathletic.com/3988070/2022/1…9:51 AM
Chris Herrington
@ChrisHerrington
Wrote this about Memphis and New Orleans as a potential new-energy NBA rivalry a little more than a year ago. With both now atop the west and a big NYE game looming, maybe it’s finally materializing.
dailymemphian.com/article/25340/8:16 AM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
A single dunk represented so much — but the Suns provided the opportunity Friday night.
Williamson vanquished the demons of not playing for months and also watching his Pelicans teammates get sent home from the playoffs.
Zion didn’t do anything wrong. https://t.co/3KEV5jwvmg pic.twitter.com/0UjzdatYEM7:33 AM

Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
Also from earlier this week: @MG_Schindler and I dove deep on the New Orleans Pelicans and explained why we both think they’re for real and buy them as legit contenders.
WATCH: youtu.be/Y9CjajVHwYk7:31 AM
Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
TODAY’S GAMES TO WATCH
Arizona vs. IU in Vegas, 7:30 pm ET (FOX)
Alabama at Houston, 3 (ABC)
KU at Missouri, 5:15 (ESPN)
Xavier at Cincinnati, 3 (ESPN2)
Auburn vs. Memphis (Atlanta), 5 (ESPN2)
San Diego St vs. Saint Mary’s (Phoenix), 3 (ESPN2)
UAB at West Va, 6 (ESPN+) – 7:27 AM
Eurohoops
@Eurohoopsnet
The late Zion Williamson’s 360° windmill dunk against Phoenix created chaos among the two teams #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14…5:43 AM
Sean Grande
@SeanGrandePBP
Celtics enter the rematch with four of the NBA’s top 7 3-point shooters. And the top spot now owned by the one Golden State let get away…
NBA – 3-POINT SHOOTING
1. Lee, Phx
2. BROGDON, BOS
3. G. WILLIAMS, BOS
4. Ingram, NO
5. HORFORD, BOS
6. Caldwell-Pope, Den
7. HAUSER, BOS – 4:46 AM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
btw you got an assist on that Zion dunk @Larry Nance Jr you are an accessory – 4:19 AM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
btw you got an assist on that Zion dunk @Larry Nance Jr4:16 AM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
“For her to come home around this time, right around Christmas, can’t get any better than. Can’t imagine what she’s been through over the last 10 months. Just happy to have her home and safe.” Torrey Craig as he spoke at Brittney Griner rally in July #Suns https://t.co/pG8gecbo3T pic.twitter.com/VZAroD9xzg3:15 AM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
UPDATED: Phoenix #Suns‘ 128-117 loss to New Orleans #Pelicans ends with Zion Williamson’s 360 dunk, drama (w/postgame reaction, video of dustup) azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral2:51 AM
CBS NBA
@CBSSportsNBA
Zion Williamson’s thunderous 360 windmill dunk in waning seconds irritates Suns in Pelicans’ win
cbssports.com/nba/news/zion-…2:47 AM
Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Watch Zion score 35 leading Pelicans to statement win over Suns nba.nbcsports.com/2022/12/10/wat…2:20 AM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Pels 128, Suns 117. 🔥
check out @Jim Eichenhofer‘s @PanzuraNews Postgame Wrap ⤵️ – 1:34 AM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
All right goodnight Suns Twitter pic.twitter.com/Nqj6KncxCQ1:15 AM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Phoenix #Suns‘ 128-117 loss to New Orleans #Pelicans ends with Zion Williamson’s 360 dunk, drama (w/video of dustup). azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral1:15 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR
@Twolves_PR
Kyle Anderson dished out a career-high 12 assists in tonight’s win at Utah, tied for the most by a forward or center in @Minnesota Timberwolves history:
12 — Anderson, 12/9/22 at UTA
12 — Garnett, 4/6/03 at POR
12 — Garnett, 3/9/03 at PHX
11 — Towns, 2/23/21 at MIL
https://t.co/nDoCguTcRm pic.twitter.com/p0bmKoDgU21:10 AM

Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
A reminder that the Suns are 29th in the NBA in frequency of shots at the rim (28.9%, per Cleaning The Glass).
At a certain point, the FT disparity is a personnel/player tendencies issue, not an officiating issue. And we’re well past that point. – 1:07 AM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
“Fun thing about it is we see them in a couple of days.”
Deandre Ayton after #Suns loss to #Pelicans.
On dustup: “I ran off the court. I didn’t see what happened.”
On Williamson’s 360:
“It’s a homecourt. He’s doing it for his fans. I don’t take any of that stuff personal.” pic.twitter.com/uCFrYmmwvE1:07 AM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
‘I’m happy for her.”
Torrey Craig on Brittney Griner returning home as he spoke at a July rally for her.
As for end of #Suns loss at #Pelicans:
“When you hate to lose as much as we do and then they do little things to egg you on at the end, kind of lights a fire under you.” pic.twitter.com/GKwqsdwYSz1:00 AM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
“I don’t know, I don’t know, man.”
Chris Paul when asked why Jose Alvarado went after him after #Suns loss to #Pelicans. pic.twitter.com/yb6MlT6vjw12:54 AM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
BONUS EPISODE: Zion Williamson is unstoppable and the NBA has a new rivalry as the Pelicans beat the Suns
https://t.co/zkRtTNHwLS pic.twitter.com/qWAs6UG3oN12:53 AM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
“We do the same thing, but it’s 35 to 13 free throws. We play the same way. We’re in the paint. That’s their style put we also play in the paint.”
Monty Williams as #Pelicans went 28-of-35 from the line to #Suns 9-of-13 FTs.
Phoenix lost, 128-117. pic.twitter.com/5miYF2AKVd12:51 AM

Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
– SPECIAL GUEST: @DevInTheLab
– NEW SEGMENT: Wheel of Mystery
– Zion’s fatality dunk
– Embiid saves Doc. Again.
– Gobert
– Knicks up to something.
– Luka God
– Kings DPOG Chain
Wildest night of season.
⬇️
📺 https://t.co/Kl0TSri7Li pic.twitter.com/wzqhyWlzMj12:49 AM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
“That stuff doesn’t bother me at all. It’s part of basketball. It wasn’t that big of a deal. It was a bunch of guys out there yelling and screaming and not even pushing.”
Monty Williams on postgame dust up after #Suns 128-117 loss at #Pelicans. pic.twitter.com/292NzxRmo412:47 AM

Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Let’s talk about that last play against the Pelicans.
Full new episode of @PHNX_Suns: https://t.co/ewVh6HApDg pic.twitter.com/EFeWxMnGj212:43 AM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Zion Williamson on his game-closing dunk: “At that moment I got carried away and I admit that. It was out of character for me. If (the Suns) were to do the same thing I wouldn’t have any problem with it.” – 12:34 AM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Jose Alvarado on intensity of playing Suns: “Yeah, there is tension there all the time. We hated that they beat us on our own floor (in playoffs). Every game we play against them is going to be physical and really locked in. It’s always going to be a playoff game for us.” – 12:30 AM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
As always, it took everyone.
#Pelicans | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/qat54WTw3w12:28 AM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans fans showing appreciation for win and Naji Marshall, who’s had a tremendous week. Marshall 14 pts vs. Suns, sank back-breaking corner 3 in final two minutes pic.twitter.com/w1ZODkIKra12:27 AM

Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Jose Alvarado was listed as questionable. In his mind, there was no way he was sitting.
“Not to care about anybody else. But if that person plays, I’m playing.”
It wasn’t hard to figure out who Alvarado was talking about. https://t.co/1YNTANUZyZ pic.twitter.com/r5lOXv29hn12:17 AM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Zion Williamson’s closing windmill ignites shoving match as Pelicans top Suns
via @TheAthletic theathletic.com/3987748/2022/1…12:10 AM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
A rough loss for the Suns tonight in a different way (that was still a bit the same): arizonasports.com/story/3423051/…12:05 AM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
“We have a deep team… I’m happy the world gets to see it on this stage.”
-Z on the #Pelicans pic.twitter.com/qS4T69oeeN11:55 PM

Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
The Suns made 22 3-pointers tonight and lost.
NBA teams entering play on Friday were 135-11 when making at least 22 3-pointers, per @Stathead11:53 PM
Krishna Narsu
@knarsu3
Why isn’t anyone talking about Zion for MVP? – 11:53 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Zion: “That was a little out of character for me. But you gotta understand it, maybe you won’t. They sent my teammates home last year. … but that was out of character for me. If they did the same thing, I wouldn’t have a problem with it.” – 11:52 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
“I mean, he was +30 in a close game. That shows you how dominant he was offensively, defensively… He’s been playing like an MVP.”
-CJ on Zion pic.twitter.com/KczbptRUwA11:50 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
CJ McCollum’s reaction to Cam Payne’s complaint about the Pelicans dunking at the end of a game already decided: “They should have gotten back on defense.” – 11:50 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
CJ McCollum: “They got to get back on defense if they don’t want us to dunk the ball.” – 11:50 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
“Zion Williamson. MVP.”
-Jose Alvarado pic.twitter.com/2Z4v8bL1uc11:46 PM

Tony Jones
@Tjonesonthenba
I see nobody ran up on Zion tho…. – 11:46 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Jose Alvarado won’t refer to Chris Paul by name.
Asked him if it meant more to fight through the rib contusion this game.
“If that person was playing, I’m playing.”
Said he wasn’t going to miss this game. – 11:42 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado:
“If he keeps playing like this, Zion Williamson will be MVP” – 11:41 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Jose Alvarado: “Zion Williamson. MVP.” – 11:40 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
“Game was pretty much over and they kept playing. Feel like that was a little unsportsmanship. We don’t really like that. We do the right thing and I feel like they should’ve did the right thing and they didn’t. We don’t take it well.” Cameron Payne on #Suns#Pelicans ending. – 11:40 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
reply with what our bio should say… – 11:37 PM
Kendrick Perkins
@KendrickPerkins
I don’t know why the hell CP3 and his teammates are mad at Zion’s nasty 360 windmill for, be mad about the other 136 points you gave up! Carry on… – 11:28 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
“We’ll figure it out.” Devin Booker when asked about if he’s injured. #Suns11:27 PM
Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
Zion’s dunk was not the usual “running up the score” or “stat-padding” layup which usually triggers postgame altercations. This was a “die, bitch” dunk from hell. These teams just played a grueling playoff series against each other, and are now atop the West. All is fair. – 11:25 PM
Tony Jones
@Tjonesonthenba
Sooooo, similar to what we just saw in New Orleans, Malik Beasley just had words for Rudy Gobert for scoring that uncontested basket with 2.4 seconds remaining. – 11:19 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
This is an interesting locket room situation. Pelicans walk past #Suns visiting locker room. – 11:12 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Monty Williams said he made best decision for the team on Booker when taking him out for Payne.
Said Booker wasn’t moving well. Didnt say what might be bothering him. #Suns #Pelicans11:09 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
I’m sorry, but if Devin Booker or DA did that at the end of the game, y’all would be posting that highlight all over Twitter. Be real about why you’re actually upset about Zion’s dunk – 11:09 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Our fifth time in franchise history with 22+ 3-pointers.
@PayPal Highlight of the Game. pic.twitter.com/fmuFSXbrRO11:08 PM

Rob Perez
@WorldWideWob
again, i ask, does this year’s Pelicans team have a single flaw? – 11:08 PM
NBA on ESPN
@ESPNNBA
The Suns weren’t happy with Zion’s windmill dunk at the end of the game 😯 pic.twitter.com/N2NyLb2q9b11:07 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
“It was an onslaught big on small. ”
Deandre Ayton on the 3rd quarter when they allowed 40 points. #Suns11:07 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Zion Williamson
35 points
13-17 FG
7 rebounds
4 assists
+30 in 37 minutes pic.twitter.com/E3EmAKndQX11:04 PM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Zion Williamson takes over in 2nd half, scoring 22 pts among his game-best 35, as first-place #Pelicans hand Suns 128-117 loss in New Orleans. @PanzuraNews postgame wrap: https://t.co/d1skPezWZs pic.twitter.com/x8FijFQ1Uu11:04 PM

StatMuse
@statmuse
Pelicans this season:
— Win against the 2 seed
— Win against the 3 seed
— Wing against the 4 seed
— Longest win streak
1st in the West. pic.twitter.com/dQgVEbb9oY11:00 PM

Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Let’s talk about another Suns loss, the Zion kerfuffle and everything else from tonight, Join us for the @PHNX_Suns postgame show!
https://t.co/DPwTc27soB pic.twitter.com/AAHGk1ZX8T11:00 PM

Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Season-high 24 points for CP3.
@FanDuel Stat Line of the Game pic.twitter.com/FBHjObjEUO10:59 PM

Kevin O’Connor
@KevinOConnorNBA
I love so much that Zion did this. pic.twitter.com/47OimKhOYq10:58 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Zion last 5 games:
30.4 PPG
9.6 RPG
5.2 APG
68.4 FG% (!!!)
Best player on the best team in the West. pic.twitter.com/DEQNnLfZ3K10:57 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Go out a celebrate the Pelicans win or record a bonus podcast?
See y’all on YouTube in an hour – 10:56 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… ZION WILLIAMSON. pic.twitter.com/MhjV7Zpl0R10:55 PM

Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
I honestly could not care less about Zion doing a cool dunk when the game’s already decided. This ain’t baseball with the unwritten rules. And if you don’t like it, don’t get beat. At least they finally showed some fight – 10:55 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Final: Pelicans 128, Suns 117
Willaimson 35 pts, 7 rebs
Alvarado 20 pts
McCollum 18 pts
Zion Williamson earns MVP chants in the SKC after another incredible performance to take down the Suns. This was a heavyweight bout and Z was too much for Phoenix to handle. – 10:55 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Pels 128, Suns 117
– Zion: 35p (season high), 7r, 4a, 13/17 FG, 9/12 FT
– Jose: 20p, 3s
– Larry: 17p, 9r, 5a, 4s
– CJ: 18p, 7r, 5a
– JV: 12p, 10r
– Naji: 14p, 4a
Pels: 51.1 FG%, 8/27 3P, 28/35 FT
Suns: 50.0 FG%, 22/44 3P, 9/13 FT – 10:54 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Zion 360 windmills with 3 seconds left and the game wrapped up. CP3 went over to the Pelicans bench to say something and a kerfuffle breaks out to end the game.
See you Sunday! – 10:54 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
😅Had to be there…
@HancockWhitney pic.twitter.com/qyhtY6y6tN10:54 PM

Christos Tsaltas
@Tsaltas46
The #Pelicans defense forced Devin Booker to 5-for-17 from the field without Herb Jones on the floor. This team is damn good.
Plus Zion Williamson had another stellar night.
35 pts / 7 rebs / 4 asts / 13-17 FG
Best team in West for a reason. – 10:54 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
The Pelicans stay in first place in the West after beating the Suns, 128-117. Hell of a finish by the MVP candidate but two guys deserve the game ball: Zion Williamson (35 points (season-high), 7 rebounds, 4 assists, +30 plus-minus) and Jose Alvarado (20 points, 3 steals, 3 3s). – 10:54 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Chris Paul and Alvarado got into it first.
Willie Green initially broke that up, but it escalated from there to the point that Biyombo and Marshall were jawing.
Then Alvarado had more words for Paul.
Wow.
See you Sunday back here in New Orleans. #Suns #Pelicans10:54 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Final: NOP 128, PHX 117
Ayton: 25 Pts, 13 Reb, 11-15 FG
Paul: 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 7 Ast, 6-9 3P
Booker: 14 Pts, 7 Ast, 5-17 FG
Williamson: 35 Pts, 7 Reb, 13-17 FG – 10:53 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Final: Pelicans 128, Suns 117
Zion had 35 points on 13-of-17 shooting. Was a +30 in 37 minutes.
Jose Alvarado scored 20 off the bench.
New Orleans has won six straight.
Insane game. – 10:53 PM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
The Suns rained 3s and the Pelicans straight up whooped ‘em.
And then the Pels sent a message by getting a flashbulb dunk in right at the buzzer.
Sunday is going be VERY interesting. – 10:53 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Zion Williamson:
35 PTS
7 REB
13-17 FG
Leading the league in games with 30 PTS and 70 FG%. pic.twitter.com/KKlezYnRd710:53 PM

Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans.
Suns.
2:30 CT.
See you Sunday, folks. – 10:52 PM
Bobby Marks
@BobbyMarks42
What a difference (and a healthy Zion) a year makes.
Without Brandon Ingram
21-22: 7-20
This year: 8-2 – 10:52 PM
Kevin O’Connor
@KevinOConnorNBA
I said it before the preseason. I feel it even more now:
The New Orleans Pelicans can win the NBA Finals.
Young teams usually don’t. The odds are against them. The Celtics and Bucks are better. But it should surprise no one if they make a deep run. The Pelicans are for real. – 10:52 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Yeah this might be a new rivalry in the NBA. The Suns did not take kindly to that Zion Williamson 360 windmill dunk at the end.
I thought it was awesome – 10:52 PM
Kevin Pelton
@kpelton
Tonight’s loss dropped Phoenix to 4-6 in games that have met the @nbastats clutch criteria (within five points at some point in the last five minutes). The Suns were 33-9 (.786) in those games last season, easily the league’s best winning percentage: on.nba.com/3VYwTxG10:52 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Zion Williamson just ended the game with a 360 windmill.
The Suns didn’t take too kindly to that.
Willie Green, Chris Paul, Larry Nance, Jose Alvarado… lots of dudes in the middle of this one.
I tell you what…
Sunday is gonna be fun. – 10:52 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Zion Williamson just threw down a 360 windmill to put the exclamation point on this one and it’s led to a huge altercation in the court.
Both benches have emptied. – 10:52 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Book last 3 games:
14.0 PPG
31.9 FG%
25.0 3P%
-76
Three straight Suns losses pic.twitter.com/tRKEdt0Knq10:51 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Zion with an absurd exclamation point to end this game. WOW – 10:51 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Suns are 9-11 on 3s in the 4th quarter and still trail by 7 with 30 seconds left – 10:50 PM
StatMuse
@statmuse
Jose Alvarado tonight:
20 PTS – 10:50 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker out to close this game tells me something’s wrong. Even on an off night, it’d take quite a bit for Monty to pull him late in a single-digit game – 10:49 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
YOU GOTTA SEE NAJI BEFORE ANYONE. pic.twitter.com/4gI8bzZgfW10:48 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
MVP chants for Zion as he shoots these free throws – 10:48 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
There are some very loud “MVP” chants for Zion right now. – 10:48 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
MVP chants breaking out for Zion Williamson as he shoots the free throws. – 10:48 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Zion getting MVP chants in the SKC – 10:48 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Payne in, Booker out. #Suns10:48 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Left McCollum open.
Ayton closest to him.
Let McCollum get offensive rebound.
Booker ran out to contest 3, then McCollum went around him.
Left Marshall open for 3.
Marshall connects.
#Suns down eight with 1:50 left. – 10:47 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Suns needed a stop. Instead, they miscommunicated getting back on defense after a miss, then gave up an offensive rebound leading to a corner 3. Down 8 with 1:50 to go – 10:47 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans have been frigid from three-point range all night but Naji Marshall just made the biggest jumper of the game, a corner 3 for a 120-112 lead at 1:50 – 10:47 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
It’s like playoff game in here. New Orleans, y’all showed up tonight! – 10:46 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
ZION FREAKING WILLIAMSON. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE pic.twitter.com/UrW2ybRn6C10:44 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Ayton bucket. #Suns down 3. – 10:43 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado really just screened Deandre Ayton and gave Zion Williamson a runway to the rim. Big-time jam. Z started hyping the crowd, but Jose turned it up by 10 notches. Minimum.
The Pelicans lead the Suns 115-110 with 3:06 remaining in regulation. – 10:43 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado really just screened Deandre Ayton and gave Zion Williamson a runway to the rim. Z started hyping the crowd, but Jose turned it up by 10 notches. Minimum.
The Pelicans lead the Suns 115-110 with 3:06 remaining in regulation. – 10:42 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Mercy, Zion. That rim has a family – 10:42 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Zion getting M-V-P chants. He has been incredible. Again. – 10:42 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Williamson to the rim.
Finish.
Doesn’t look like Paul is coming back in. In full warmup.
#Suns10:42 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
That dunk by Zion was so violent that it looked like he bricked it. It just hit the inside of the net so hard it whipped out. My God – 10:42 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Zion is outta control right now – 10:41 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul watching from the end of the bench, getting fluids. #Suns10:41 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
CJ 3
ZION STEAL
ZION SLAM
PELS UP 4 pic.twitter.com/uBNLU0O0Ef10:41 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Payne to Ayton finish. #Suns down two. # – 10:40 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
When @Torrey Craig makes back-to-back 3’s! pic.twitter.com/wNkcmhPnwJ10:40 PM

Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Pretty great read by Zion for the pick 6. Couldn’t tell but Devin Booker didn’t look right getting back down the court after the turnover – 10:38 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Booker didn’t look right running back after that turnover – 10:38 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Zion pick six leads to a huge dunk on the other end. The SKC is losing it right now.
Zion has 30 points on 11-15 shooting. It’s his 4th game with 30+ points this season. – 10:38 PM
Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Zion is no elite defender, but his effort on that end has been impressive the past couple of weeks. As was that steal and dunk. – 10:38 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
McCollum 3 answer.
Williamson steal and jam. Booker turnover.
#Suns down four. Timeout Phoenix with 3:58 left in game. – 10:37 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
ZION WILLIAMSON. STEAL. TRANSITION DUNK.
He’s going to close out another game with his play on both ends!
More MVP talk, please. – 10:37 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Zion is HYPED.
Steal. Dunk. Hyping up the crowd.
Pelicans need it all right now. Up 112-108 with 3:58 to go. – 10:37 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
ZION TURNING US UPPPPPPPPPPPPP – 10:37 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Cam Payne hits the Suns’ 21st 3 of the game and they now lead by one. – 10:37 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Chris Paul ties his regular-season career high with 6 3-pointers tonight! pic.twitter.com/TUri2xrq5010:37 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Payne 3. #Suns up one. – 10:36 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Suns are 7-7 on 3s so far in the 4th quarter – 10:36 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Pelicans repeatedly getting burned by the corner 3 tonight – 10:36 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Craig 3. Tie game. #Suns10:35 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Booker was holding Alvarado the entire time but the whistle goes on Jose lmao – 10:35 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Chris Paul ties his regular-season career high with 6 3-pointers tonight! pic.twitter.com/PtpdnMBTBJ10:35 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Payne in. Paul out. Paul with season-high 24 (6-of-8 from 3).
Craig 3. #Suns down one. – 10:34 PM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
The Suns have made 12 more 3-pointers than the Pelicans. – 10:32 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Booker back in. #Suns down 3. – 10:32 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul keeps grabbing at that right knee. He’s staying in and just hit a 3 to cut the deficit to 4, but something to keep an eye on – 10:31 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul 3. #Suns down one. – 10:31 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul seem to be moving better.
Hits 3. #Suns down four. – 10:30 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Chris Paul grabbing at his right knee after going for a loose ball. Didn’t want to attack off the dribble and then switched himself off being the on-ball defender. He’s shaking it off and staying in for now. – 10:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Jose Alvarado rips Chris Paul 🔒 pic.twitter.com/p5XLnIbBFa10:30 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul grabbing at his right knee. #Suns10:28 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Zion with the 🍇
26 points on the night pic.twitter.com/ygvU1F3bdZ10:26 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul 3.
Then stuck his hand out and touched his close friend/brother/family, #Pelicans coach Willie Green.
Green looked back at him for a second.
Timeout #Pelicans. #Suns cut what was a 16-point New Orleans lead to four, 97-93, with 9:50 left in 4th quarter. – 10:25 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Suns chop the Pels lead down to 4 after a Chris Paul 3-pointer and Willie Green takes a timeout.
May be a big test for this Pels team to go toe-to-toe with the King of Clutch Time, Chris Paul. – 10:25 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Of course Chris Paul is having his best game of the season against the Pelicans. He’s up to 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists with 9:50 left in this game. (His previous season best was 16 points.) – 10:24 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Damion Lee again from 3.
He’s 4-of-6 from deep.
#Suns down seven. – 10:21 PM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
Pelicans don’t look like the plucky underdog they did in the spring versus Phoenix.
They look legit better in just about every matchup on the floor tonight. Making 13 3s is only thing that’s kept Suns within reach.
And that’s without Ingram and Herb Jones.
Can Pels finish? – 10:21 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
#Suns open the fourth down 13 with Paul, Okogie, Bridges, Lee adn Landale.
Lee 3. #Suns cut lead to 10. – 10:21 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
DLee from the corner 👌 pic.twitter.com/kCZHJKHRcB10:20 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Nice minutes from Devonte Graham tonight. Scored 5 points to end the quarter, giving the Pelicans a 98-82 lead after 3, but earlier he had several nice passes and the defensive activity has been really good. – 10:19 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Bench points:
New Orleans: 41
Phoenix: 18 – 10:19 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Pelicans 95, Suns 82
Williamson 24 pts, 7 rebs
Alvarado 16 pts
McCollum 13 pts (10 in 3rd)
Bench points
NOP: 41
PHX: 18 – 10:18 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
End of 3Q: NOP 95, PHX 82
Ayton: 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 8-12 FG
Paul: 15-6-5, 4-8 FG
Booker: 14 Pts, 7 Ast, 5-17 FG
Williamson: 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 9-13 FG – 10:18 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Playing against one of his dad’s former teams, Larry Nance Jr. (10 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast) has been super valuable tonight. A lot of quiet stuff other than a flying putback dunk – 10:17 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
PUTBACK LARRY 💥
📺 @BallySportsNO
📻 @995WRNO pic.twitter.com/2bKUWeXWlN10:17 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Graham for 3. Again, he and Alvarado off the bench is a problem. #Suns down 11. – 10:16 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
The Pelicans have 39 bench points among 4 players. The Suns have 18 bench points among 6 players – 10:16 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
What y’all think Zion said to Naji here? 😤 pic.twitter.com/zFJYMTh56h10:13 PM

Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Another night, another double-double for DA 💪 pic.twitter.com/dZ54xrz0XE10:12 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
What a bad call, and Willie is challenging. Sure looked like a jump ball, but the referee called a foul on Trey Murphy.
Trey’s still complaining to the referee during this timeout. – 10:11 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Okogie corner 3.
#Suns down 8. – 10:10 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Our 3-pointers = your burgers! 👌
Tomorrow get a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger® at a Valley @CarlsJr with the purchase of a large fountain drink. pic.twitter.com/XVSB1XfeHS10:08 PM

Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
That pair of Damion Lee 3s felt like much-needed oxygen to keep this game from going on life support – 10:08 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Big corner 3 from Lee
Big corner 3 answer from Marshall.
Big corner 3 answer from Booker.
Bigger corner 3 from Lee.
#Suns down 10. – 10:07 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
On paper (and even more so on the court tonight) #Pelicans have a pretty significant bench advantage on Suns, which is quite promising given that New Orleans starters have taken over in this 3Q. Phx trying to stay in it with 3s – 10:07 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Zion Williamson just walked up to Naji Marshall, and from reading the body language, he told his Xavier teammate to basically keep kicking the Suns’ ass as he was getting ready to check in for Z.
Zion is inspiring teammates with his play AND words. pic.twitter.com/JjR9iPfpWG10:06 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
No lead is safe in #NBA, but these next six minutes huge for #Suns.
Zion on bench. PHX down14. – 10:05 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Zion hitting 6-11 dudes with a too small.
CJ is waking up.
Choppa is performing.
There’s a lot of life in the SKC right now. – 10:04 PM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
McCollum and Zion are smacking around the Suns this quarter. – 10:02 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
It’s a damn party in the SKC right now. Pelicans taking over. Choppa Style live. Let’s go! – 10:02 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Zion on the finish.
Gives the two small sign right in front of Jock Landale.
#Suns down 13. Timeout #Pelicans with 6:52 left in 3rd. – 10:01 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
What a sequence! CJ McCollum anticipates CP3’s steal perfectly and then Zion Williamson lays it up through the body of Landale.
Another ‘too small’ handed out. Zion’s going to ‘too small’ half the league before the season’s out.
The Pelicans lead the Suns, 77-64. – 10:01 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
What a sequence! CJ McCollum anticipates CP3’s steal perfectly and then Zion Williamson lays it up through the body of Landale.
Another ‘too small’ handed out. Zion’s going to ‘too small’ half the league before the Zion’s out.
The Pelicans lead the Suns, 77-64. – 10:01 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
CJ McCollum has 10 points in the 3rd quarter.
He hasn’t scored 10+ points in a game since Nov. 21. – 10:01 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Zion Williamson just told 6-foot-11 Jock Landale that he’s too small. – 10:00 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Torrey Craig did two things there and neither aren’t good.
He had chance to feed Ayton in the post, and didn’t.
Then he passed on an open 3 and passed it to Booker with shot clock expiring. Booker rushed shot.
#Suns down 11. – 10:00 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Booker cleared Ayton out to get that look.
Scores. #Suns down seven. – 9:57 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
#Suns worked to get a FT from Ayton.
McCollum scores at ease on the other end.
#Suns down nine. – 9:56 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Nice work on the offensive glass from Deandre Ayton. Suns could use a little injection of energy right now – 9:56 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Dyson’s defense on Booker has been excellent so far. – 9:56 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Devin Booker is going to see Dyson Daniels in his sleep tonight. – 9:56 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
At halftime both teams probably felt like they were one decent shooting stretch away from getting at least a little control. Zion scores 7 quick pts early 3Q, while McCollum starting to warm up – 9:55 PM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
Very aggressive start to second half by McCollum.
He was 9/39 FG in the past 3 1/2 games and just tallied a quick 5 points. Good sign for him. – 9:54 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
If Zion is hitting those kinda bank shots, I don’t know if there’s much else you can do. – 9:54 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Points in the paint now 42-22 Pelicans – 9:54 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul 3. 3-f-5 from deep.
Williamson on a tear to start 2nd half. Has 20. #Suns down seven. – 9:54 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
It’s a layup line for the Pelicans right now – 9:53 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
CJ hasn’t had his shot falling but he’s been active grabbing rebounds. Helping the Pelicans negate an advantage for the Suns – 9:53 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Ayton putting low again.
Gets him in trouble.
Didn’t get any points out of a possession he had ball at the rim.
Scores on next trip. Has 16 on 7-of-9 FGs. #Suns down five as Williamson scores on other end. – 9:51 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
How do you get the Pelicans big ass chain? – 9:49 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Anyone else notice that Devin Booker didn’t score on Dyson Daniels in the first half? I know Book was 0-5 before Dyson took his first rest, and then he scored two buckets quickly on Naji. But that was it. – 9:49 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Been watching Devin Booker for 4-plus seasons.
Seen him have some off nights, but he’s just not himself right now.
Has 6 points on 2-of-10 shooting, but it’s his body language.
However, I’ve seen him instantly turn it on.
#Suns down 55-52 at halftime. – 9:48 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
What a first half 🔥
#Pelicans | @HUBInsurance pic.twitter.com/Brue2DY12y9:45 PM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Naji Marshall is having another good night off the bench.
Had 7 points and 4 assists in the first half. Helped hold Devin Booker to 2-10 shooting from the field. He’s made such a big jump in Year 3. – 9:39 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul X Ayton = 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting. (Ayton 6-of-8 FGs)
Rest of #Suns: 26 points on 10-of-26 FGs (Booker 2-of-10 FGs)
#Suns down three at halftime.
PHX: Ayton 14, Paul 12. Team: 7-of-16 on 3s.
NOLA: Alvarado 16 (3-of-3 on 3s) Williamson 13. Team: 4-of-15 on 3s. – 9:37 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Are you not entertained?! What a first half! pic.twitter.com/VTwvUpWaXV9:36 PM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Pelicans 55, Suns 52
Alvarado 16 pts (3-3 on 3s)
Williamson 13 pts, 5 rebs
Marshall 7 pts, 4 assts
First half was just about everything we expected. Physical, chess match between both coaches and a whole lotta Jose. – 9:36 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Are you not entertain?! What a first half! pic.twitter.com/pjyCqEW1mP9:36 PM

Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Pelicans 55, Suns 52
– Zion: 13p, 5r, 2a, 5/7 FG, 3/4 FT
– Jose: 16p, 5/7 FG, 3/3 3P, 3/3 FT
– Naji: 7p, 4a
Pels: 47.8 FG%, 4/15 3P, 7/8 FT
Suns: 46.3 FG%, 7/16 3P, 7/9 FT – 9:35 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
The game’s leading scorer at halftime is…Jose Alvarado. He has 16. Made three 3s. Pels lead Suns by three. – 9:35 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Halftime: NOP 55, PHX 52
Ayton: 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 6-8 FG
Paul: 12 Pts, 3-7 FG
Booker: 6 Pts, 3 Ast, 2-10 FG
Alvarado: 16 Pts, 5-7 FG – 9:35 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
NAJI ➡️ ZION FOR THE OOOOOOOP
SKC IS ALIVE pic.twitter.com/nCH7h2bNcK9:34 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Another 2 for 1 by the Pelicans. – 9:33 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul X Ayton = 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
Rest of #Suns 26 points on 10-of-25 FGs
#Suns down three. – 9:33 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Well, now we have to stay up late to see if that alley oop to Zion is sports centers top play – 9:32 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Zion gonna bring down the backboard one of these days. – 9:32 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Saw that at midcourt.
Zion lob finish. #Suns down 3. . – 9:32 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
#Pelicans unable to get Zion ball with Paul on him, but he got the offensive rebound and drew foul on Paul.
#Suns crowding paint to stop drive. Waiting to see him catch on move and continue to the basket or shoot a jump shot.
#Pelicans up two as Alvarado fouled on 3. Made FTs. – 9:30 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
And Jose Alvarado is checking in at the next dead ball. ❤️ – 9:28 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Once Valanciunas got that inside shoulder on Ayton, it was a wrap.
Ayton answers on other end. Fouled on play. Has 11 and 6.
Timeout #Suns. Tied at 46-46.
Nine ties. Seven lead changes. – 9:26 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Zion’s spin move…
Not sure what you’re supposed to do about this, but we’re glad it’s not our problem. pic.twitter.com/wzC2TLNTXa9:25 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Watched Jose Alvarado go up to the medical trainer and whisper something in his ear a few minutes ago. Trainer then made a motion to his side to Aaron Nelson, the right rib cage area that Jose hurt. Hope he didn’t tweak something during his first run.
Keep your fingers crossed. – 9:25 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
That CP3 no-look pass was beautiful – 9:23 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul finds Ayton for dunk. Ayton with nine. #Suns #Pelicans tied again. – 9:23 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Zion draws defenders, finds Valanciunas for dunk.
Turnover Ayton travel.
#Suns down two. Okogie in for Bridges.
Williams said he had to find minutes for him.
Minutes are being found. – 9:22 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
What a great idea and read by Zion on the score by JV. Drift to the baseline, draw the defender, easy pass to JV for a bucket – 9:21 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
tween
behind the back
step-back
BUCKET.
nasty from CJ 🤢 pic.twitter.com/kBi8yqedFw9:20 PM

Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Weird game. Jose Alvarado is lighting it up, Devin Booker is 2-for-7 and Jock Landale is the only bench guy who’s scored, but it’s a tie game. – 9:19 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul to Ayton flush.
Timeout #Pelicans.
Tied at 42-42. #Suns9:19 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Chris Paul grabbed the defensive rebound. Could have started dribbling because no one was in front, but he didn’t dare until he spotted Alvarado, who was hiding in the corner and eyeballing him like a tiger hunting a gazelle.
There’s no one more fun than Jose in the NBA. No one. – 9:16 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Leading scorer?
Not Booker.
Alvarado with 13.
Tie game after Bridges 3. – 9:16 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Chris Paul grabbed the defensive rebound. Could have started dribbling because with no one in front, but he didn’t dare until he spotted Alvarado, who was hiding in the corner & eyeballing him like a tiger hunting a gazelle.
There’s no one more fun than Jose in the NBA. No one. – 9:16 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Starting to wonder how many #Pelicans need to wear mouthpieces – 9:15 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Pelicans playing with more force right now – 9:15 PM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
C.J. McCollum has 20 points total in his last 3 games.
Jose Alvarado has 13 points in 5 minutes. – 9:13 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Saric in for Craig.
#Suns down one. – 9:13 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
The crowd and atmosphere in the SKC is amped up for this game. New Orleans knows how much this one means – 9:13 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Zion put ’em in the blender 🌀
📺 @BallySportsNO
📻 @995WRNO pic.twitter.com/A0hE22l9BU9:11 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Two straight 3s by Jose Alvarado gives the Pelicans a 34-32 lead. And you best believe he yelled something at the Suns bench after his last make.
And now we’re about to get treated to CP3 vs Jose minutes. – 9:11 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Uh oh Jose Alvarado is hot again from three-point range. Already 11 pts and 3 made treys – 9:11 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado knocks down his third 3-pointer of the night. He’s already got 11 points.
And CP just checked in. This game is about to get fun…. – 9:10 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
JOSE ALVARADO IS THE BEST – 9:10 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Jock Landale getting 3s to fall would be another very welcome development – 9:10 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Alvarado 3. He’s their energizer. #Suns up one. – 9:10 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Landale 3. Has 7 on 3-of-3 shooting. #Suns up four. – 9:09 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans with a poor start shooting-wise (2/9 on 3s), but still lead 27-26 end 1Q. Bench was big after trailing by 9. Nance doing damage in the paint and Alvarado sinks a 3, drives into and over a 6-11 defender no problem – 9:07 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
THAT #PELICANS BALL MOVEMENT >>>>>>> pic.twitter.com/8mftijSLKD9:06 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Been watching Devin Booker for 4-plus seasons.
Seen him have some off nights, but he’s just himself right now.
Has 5 points on 2-of-7 shooting, but it’s his body language.
However, I’ve seen him instantly turn it on.
#Suns up 27-26 on #Pelicans after one. – 9:06 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Suns 27, Pelicans 26
Williamson 7 pts, 4 rebs
Nance 6 pts
Alvarado 5 pts – 9:06 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Alvarado/Williamson/Nance trio I covered in the preview has changed the game’s energy. 12-4 run to close the quarter. Suns up one. – 9:06 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
End of 1Q: PHX 27, NOP 26
Paul: 8 Pts, 3-3 FG
Booker: 5 Pts, 2-7 FG
Craig: 5-3-3
Williamson: 7 Pts, 4 Reb, 2-3 FG – 9:06 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Strong end to the quarter by the Pelicans. Energy is here, the crowd is feeling it. – 9:05 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Larry steal ➡️ Naji +1
now we’re rollin’ pic.twitter.com/Cv2xPMtRop9:04 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Zion Williamson gives a nice little fist bump after the Pelicans forced a 24-second violation on the Suns.
He LIKES defense, y’all. – 9:04 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Craig drive and finish.
Alvarado answer.
#Suns up three – 9:03 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Alvarado 3.
Marshall transition. Booker jumped before Marshall did and ended up giving up the bucket.
#Pelicans force turnover. Alvarado and Graham injecting life into New Orleans. Crowd into it.
#Suns lead down to one. – 9:02 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
JOSE CHECKS IN. JOSE DRAINS THE 3. pic.twitter.com/ejdbyXpL6H9:02 PM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado checks in. Pels immediately go on a 8-0 run.
Feels like I’ve heard this story before. – 9:02 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado doing it AGAIN. Comes into the game with the Pelicans struggling and trailing 23-14. Now all the momentum is on New Orleans’ side in a 23-21 game. – 9:01 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Jose Alvarado impactful player – 9:00 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
JOSEEEEEEEEE 🗣 – 9:00 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Two straight makes for Book. Hopefully that helps snap him out of the funk – 9:00 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
CP3 is off to a nice start.
🔥 3-3 FG
🔥 2-2 3PT pic.twitter.com/QB12j21WDn8:58 PM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Chris Paul has played 18 games (regular season + playoffs) since he had 33 pts in Game 6 of playoffs at #Pelicans. He’s scored 20+ pts only once in those 18 games, but had 8 pts in 7 minutes tonight in 1Q – 8:57 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
The good news is, Chris Paul is looking good. He’s got 8 early points on 3-of-3 shooting. A return to form for the Point God would be pretty welcome! – 8:54 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Zion Williamson sat down with the game tied (10-10) at the 6:07 mark. Two minutes later, the Suns have an 18-10 lead and Willie’s seen enough. Z’s coming back into the game, along with Larry Nance and Devonte Graham, after this timeout. – 8:54 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
is that you Point God? – 8:54 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul 3 off high screen and roll. #Suns up 3. – 8:52 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Finding the open man for 3! pic.twitter.com/M9AbI5Khru8:50 PM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Zion and JV: 7 rebounds
Suns: 7 rebounds
The size difference has jumped out early in this one. ZIon has 5 points and 3 rebounds with 6 minutes left in the 1st. – 8:50 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Booker still going through it. 0-for-4 start. – 8:49 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Another rough start for Devin Booker. He’s 0-for-4 early on, game tied at 10 – 8:49 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Dyson Daniels is stifling Devin Booker so far. Not gonna hold him to zero but a great job by the rookie so far – 8:48 PM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Dyson Daniels already making a couple excellent defensive plays, including standing in and taking a charge from Ayton, who could not stop and ran over Daniels for easy call for refs – 8:48 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Zion inside again.
Booker airball 3 after setting feet.
#Suns #Pelicans tied at 10-10. Timeout with 6:07 left in 1st. – 8:48 PM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
Phoenix is begging Jonas to shoot 3s. – 8:48 PM
Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Your reminder that in 3 career games against the Suns, Zion Williamson had shot 29-for-38. He was a matchup problem even when they still had Jae Crowder’s physicality out there – 8:47 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Sharp start offensively in terms of the pace to the actions. The zip is there.
Did a good job on Zion for a few possessions but he eventually gets to the rim there for an and-1. He’s a big lad. – 8:46 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Bridges corner 3. #Suns up two. – 8:46 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
That score plus the and 1 by Zion is absolutely filthy. Someone his size shouldn’t be able to move like that with a sweet touch around the rim – 8:46 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Zion got switch. Bridges on him.
To the rim. Layup. Fouled. FT.
#Suns down one. #Pelicans8:46 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Dyson Daniels making waves early. Great cut to bail out CJ McCollum for a dunk and now he takes a charge on Deandre Ayton. – 8:45 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
startin’ it off with a TM3 🎯 pic.twitter.com/pMV9uiUwLz8:45 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Paul wing jumper.
That’s the shot he’s going to get if he’s not bringing the ball up.
Ayton floater
#Suns up 7-3. – 8:44 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Closed the lane on Zion turnover.
#Suns #Pelicans8:43 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Craig guarding Zion.
Tied 3-3 after Murphy 3. #Suns #Pelicans8:42 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Craig 3. #Suns up 3-0. – 8:41 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
From @ESPNStatsInfo
– In his last 5 games, Zion has brought the ball up for 105 possessions.
– In his first 14 games, Zion brought it up for … 105 possessions.
Zion’s points per possession on those plays in the last 5 is 1.26.
In the first 14 games, it was 1.05 ppp. – 8:41 PM
Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Heavy boos for Chris Paul on his first touch of the night – 8:40 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
#Suns pregame before facing #Pelicans
It’s a bit tamed from last season without JaVale McGee, but there are similarities.
See the whole thing on my rankbarnes Instagram account. pic.twitter.com/ddIKaVtXYh8:38 PM

Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
The play diagram @adaniels33 is doing on the Pelicans pregame broadcast is educational and informative.
Smart use of the broadcast. – 8:38 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Chris Paul still getting booed in New Orleans – 8:36 PM
Kellan Olson
@KellanOlson
Pelicans are starting Dyson Daniels. Expect him to spend time on Booker and Paul. He has been really good for them this year defensively. – 8:08 PM
Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
#Suns haven’t faced Zion Williamson since Feb. 19, 2021.
#Pelicans lost 132-114 as Williamson scored 23 points.
This photo is from Feb. 3, 2021 game New Orleans won 123-101. Williamson scored 28.
Both games in NOLA. He missed a total of five shots.
What will Zion do tonight? pic.twitter.com/exABXuINre8:06 PM

Will Guillory
@WillGuillory
Pelicans starters:
CJ McCollum
Dyson Daniels
Trey Murphy
Zion Williamson
Jonas Valanciunas – 8:03 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Starters:
CJ McCollum
Dyson Daniels
Trey Murphy
Zion Williamson
Jonas Valanciunas – 8:02 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Starters vs Pelicans.
#WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/CT62PvR6ag8:00 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Starters vs Pelicans.
#WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/LtfXjz5kcB8:00 PM

Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
We’re going live on @PHNX_Suns for Suns-Pelicans pregame in 2 minutes! Come hang out:
https://t.co/sUg284wuXc pic.twitter.com/BPMcNAeW2F7:58 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
#Suns associate head coach Kevin Young has just rejoined the team as he’s missed the last three games in #NBA health and safety protocols.
Received big hug from assistant Bryan Gates. Head coach Monty Williams had huge smile on his face coming out of the visiting coaches’ room. – 7:54 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
It’s more than basketball.
It’s a family. 💜🧡 pic.twitter.com/5NnIuPrir47:50 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado is AVAILABLE for tonight’s Pelicans-Suns matchup!
Another GTA of Chris Paul incoming?! https://t.co/obLt96ZWfx pic.twitter.com/yXBhBUOW057:42 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Z’s locked in 🔒
lil less than an hour ‘til tip-off pic.twitter.com/T9qDa5meYt7:39 PM

Phoenix Suns
@Suns
📍 New Orleans, LA
#WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/mFUJ2149617:39 PM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Jose Alvarado is playing tonight vs. Suns pic.twitter.com/X9xRInkZRT7:35 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Jose Alvarado is available to play, Pelicans say. Gonna give it a go with the bruised ribs. – 7:34 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Jose Alvarado (right rib contusion) is AVAILABLE for tonight’s game vs. Phoenix – 7:32 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/UmOkOQpYGA7:30 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
“We’ve got to start stacking solid. We’ve been stacking sloppy lately.”
Monty Williams as #Suns face #Pelicans tonight after consecutive ugly losses at #Mavs and to #Celtics. pic.twitter.com/0o5UHGA0B67:13 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
steppin out
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/12GsCKZbpJ7:02 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Encore Academy is the NOLA public school @Larry Nance Jr is supporting tonight!
bid on a signed and personalized Larry Nance Jersey! » https://t.co/1cFHtaK19l pic.twitter.com/z1tvAMtdO96:58 PM

Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Jose Alvarado will warm up before a decision is made about his status tonight. Pels already without Brandon Ingram and Herb Jones. – 6:47 PM
Andrew Lopez
@_Andrew_Lopez
Willie Green says Jose Alvarado will warm up and then a decision will be made if he can go.
He is listed as questionable with a rib contusion. – 6:47 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Who wants a 3J signed jersey?!👀
Go to the Fan Zone on the #Pelicans app and play Courtside Challenge for your chance to win!
@SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/oWvJxwaR2q6:21 PM

Larry Nance Jr
@Larrydn22
Encore Academy is the NOLA public school we’re benefiting tonight with our jersey auction!
Here’s how to bid on my GAMEWORN jersey signed and personalized to you!
auctions.neworleanssaints.com/iSynApp/allAuc…6:10 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Fun week on Locked On Pelicans. Number through the roof!
If you’re a new listener I love that you’re excited and appreciate you tuning in!
If you been with me for any part of the 6+ years and 1400+ shows I cannot thank you enough for your support and you deserve to enjoy this! pic.twitter.com/Fofcxi5tdr6:01 PM
Tim Bontemps
@TimBontemps
Doc Rivers says he sees the same version of Anthony Davis from his first season with the Lakers and from his time in New Orleans before that. – 5:50 PM
Sam Vecenie
@Sam_Vecenie
Talking Pelicans, Nuggets, and Suns now. Which of those three teams do we like most as potential playoff teams?
YouTube: youtu.be/T_CAfOqG7AY
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:31 PM
Paul Coro
@paulcoro
The Suns court looks like a family driveway hoop with three generations of Drews — Bryson shoots with Bryce and Homer watching. pic.twitter.com/H3qWdl5TuC5:28 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
On the latest @PodcastPelicans, @FletcherWDSU chats with @Jim Eichenhofer and @jcar504 about the latest with the #Pelicans, his love for the trade machine, and how #Pelicans’ success impacts the city
LISTEN: https://t.co/wyZBh7cAi8
#WBD | @SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/gTSe8LIayB5:10 PM

Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Two World Cup penalty shoot-outs today … the Pelicans and Suns matchup is going to go into overtime tonight, isn’t it? – 4:58 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Take a look as Phoenix Suns Charities and @Devin Booker surprised five nonprofits with $100,000 each for the fourth consecutive year; continuing Book’s $2.5M pledge to support the local community.
Congratulations to this year’s Devin Booker Starting Five organizations! pic.twitter.com/bxtVIOB3w94:57 PM

Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Take a look as Phoenix Suns Charities and @Devin Booker surprised five nonprofits with
$100,000 each for the fourth consecutive year; continuing Book’s $2.5M pledge to
support the local community.
Congratulations to this year’s Devin Booker Starting Five organizations! pic.twitter.com/SsTQN4H0jo4:56 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Three-point defense is one key to New Orleans’ improvement 🙌
@Jim Eichenhofer‘s #Pelicans shootaround update:
📝: https://t.co/xf8Q1ZMA9I pic.twitter.com/SH86oahucS4:42 PM

Gerald Bourguet
@GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker and Suns Charities officially announce the 2022 Devin Booker starting 5 grants, with each on receiving $100,000 (h/t @Phoenix Suns) pic.twitter.com/JrD5qcV53q4:32 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
The top two teams in the Western Conference battle at the @SmoothieKingCtr tonight (and Sunday!)
@ErinESummers with a preview 👀
🕢: 7:30 pm CT
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @995WRNO
#Pelicans | @Ibotta pic.twitter.com/oR6N6k6mBf4:23 PM

Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Take a look as Phoenix Suns Charities and @Devin Booker surprised five nonprofits with
$100,000 each for the fourth consecutive year; continuing Devin’s $2.5M pledge to
support the local community.
Congratulations to this year’s Starting Five organizations! pic.twitter.com/RbQNCu5fwy4:00 PM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Locked On Pelicans is live! How the Pels can beat the Suns twice
🏀 Fix sloppy offense, go through Point Zion
🏀 Who guards Devin Booker?
🏀 Rebounding is key. Time for Willy Hernangomez?
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzBFEv
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBES9YyFq pic.twitter.com/CvwH1ksbrn3:30 PM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
#Pelicans recall Kira Lewis Jr. from @GleagueSquadron
Lewis Jr. will be available for tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
nba.com/pelicans/news/…3:10 PM
Christian Clark
@cclark_13
Pelicans have recalled Kira Lewis Jr. from the Squadron. He will be available tonight. Backup point guard Jose Alvarado is listed as questionable. – 3:06 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
💰 @CurrenSy_Spitta 🤝 @Zion Williamson
📸: kpolo_ / IG pic.twitter.com/lzi0TCkeXC3:06 PM

Henry Abbott
@TrueHoop
Talking Charles Barkley with @TimBella who literally wrote the book on him.
https://t.co/gJMtGk3UA8 pic.twitter.com/037xpCRwFl3:01 PM

Kendrick Perkins
@KendrickPerkins
We pulled the layers back in this book like I was snatching the screws out the rim off a lob from Ticket! I challenged myself to think deeper on every topic.
Pre-order now! Thanks in advance and Carry on…
https://t.co/EYRSKelLPi pic.twitter.com/djdwHwMHZ13:00 PM

Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Meet your Suns legends! ☄️
@FrysFoodStores will be hosting Mark West, Cedric Ceballos, Oliver Miller & Tim Kempton at their 100 E Jefferson St. location on December 16!
Come get autographs and photos from the greats ✍️ pic.twitter.com/HPvMoVB5UK2:57 PM

Jeff Goodman
@GoodmanHoops
SATURDAY’S GAMES TO WATCH
Arizona vs. IU in Vegas, 7:30 pm ET (FOX)
Alabama at Houston, 3 (ABC)
KU at Missouri, 5:15 (ESPN)
Xavier at Cincinnati, 3 (ESPN2)
Auburn vs. Memphis (Atlanta), 5 (ESPN2)
San Diego St vs. Saint Mary’s (Phoenix), 3 (ESPN2)
UAB at West Va, 6 (ESPN+) – 2:15 PM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
The journey only gets tougher 💪
#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/g0FMyB0jn22:12 PM

Phoenix Suns
@Suns
See how the Suns get feedback on speed, acceleration and takeoff with DINA Speed at the @Verizon 5G Performance Center in our Season 2 debut episode of Courtside.
📺 Watch now! pic.twitter.com/x9fnMpJzRz2:00 PM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Who’s ready for this ballgame? #Pelicans shootaround update for home clash vs. Suns (Three-point defense one element to New Orleans improvement at that end of floor, also vital vs. Phoenix; Willie Green on Pels-Suns; lineup notes + expanded keys): https://t.co/MzXZLqOqey pic.twitter.com/gzRmm7Tff61:29 PM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Dyson Daniels on Suns: “They’re a team that has a lot of good shooters and shoots a good percentage. They’re also good at getting in the paint and finding shooters. We’ve got to be smart defensively and have each other’s back with rotations.” Phx 4th in #NBA in 3-pt% (37.9) – 1:12 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Bigger than basketball. Welcome home, BG 💜
@Annexus | #WeAreTheValley pic.twitter.com/4RRwEl1yE31:12 PM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans rookie Dyson Daniels on picking up defensive tips from watching Herb Jones: “Learning off Herb has been great – I want to take my game to the defensive level he’s at, especially considering how good he is at blocking three-point shots and his defensive instincts.” – 1:10 PM
Oleh Kosel
@OlehKosel
Willie Green’s Pelicans are 3-8 against Monty Williams’ Suns when counting regular season & playoff games, but Zion Williamson didn’t suit up for any of those contests.
Having the services of a phenom is as big for New Orleans as his performances of late. https://t.co/WmpBJCblNJ pic.twitter.com/aOUFqVS6vL1:03 PM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
Friday’s 5 things to know presented by @Take5_OilChange (#Pelicans host Suns at 7:30 to open two-game weekend series; hype video; injury report; “Pelicans Weekly” radio show features Murphy, Dyson Daniels): https://t.co/iEfKLcIqHS pic.twitter.com/tXXQueRdRk1:03 PM

Cameron Tabatabaie
@CTabatabaie
Congrats to our NBA Croats:
Bojan Bogdanovic
Dario Saric
Ivica Zubac
(And of course Dino Radja) – 1:00 PM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Locked On Pelicans is live! How the Pels can beat the Suns twice
🏀 Fix sloppy offense, go through Point Zion
🏀 Who guards Devin Booker?
🏀 Rebounding is key. Time for Willy Hernangomez?
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTh35
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/tqY7R3w1SZ12:59 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Phoenix #Suns ‘grateful’ for Brittney Griner’s return to United States azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral12:57 PM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
PHOENIX SUNS ✖️ NOAH BECK
The @noahbeck Creator Capsule Collection is now available in the Phoenix Suns Team Shop! pic.twitter.com/tYM7VaoQPt12:28 PM

Duane Rankin
@DuaneRankin
Zion.
#Suns #Pelicans.
See you tonight. pic.twitter.com/VO4kxhHXD511:49 AM

Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Locked On Pelicans is live! How the Pels can beat the Suns twice
🏀 Fix sloppy offense, go through Point Zion
🏀 Who guards Devin Booker?
🏀 Rebounding is key. Time for Willy Hernangomez?
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTh35
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/LXXqy2BJEa11:30 AM

NBA on ESPN
@ESPNNBA
“Welcome home, BG. We miss you. We love you.”
The Phoenix Suns shared their gratitude for Brittney Griner’s return home.
(via @Phoenix Suns, @PhoenixMercury)
pic.twitter.com/ycpIgN2XbU11:08 AM
Jake Madison
@NOLAJake
Locked On Pelicans is live! How the Pels can beat the Suns twice
🏀 Fix sloppy offense, go through Point Zion
🏀 Who guards Devin Booker?
🏀 Rebounding is key. Time for Willy Hernangomez?
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTh35
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/YsUZvTMLKG10:46 AM

Phoenix Suns
@Suns
Spending the weekend in The Big Easy!
🆚 @New Orleans Pelicans
🕡 6:30 PM | Pregame starting at 6
📺 @BALLYSPORTSAZ
📻 @AZSports | @az_mejor pic.twitter.com/xA0jfVslz810:31 AM

Jabari Young
@JabariJYoung
Always great talking business with @Grant Hill … this time we discuss why he wrote a book, behind scenes the decision to trade with #Spurs for Dejounte Murray, and plans for #ArtBasel in 2023
#SportsBiz #NBA #Hawks
👉🏾 https://t.co/FbC3iT2MPW pic.twitter.com/m9RFhk2OmQ10:30 AM

New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
BIG weekend at the SKC 🍿
See everybody there 🙌
#Pelicans | @SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/m4KZOj3I2T10:23 AM

Howard Beck
@HowardBeck
On the Crossover pod, the great @Chris Ballard joins me to discuss:
* Steph Curry as Sportsperson of the Year
* The what-ifs of the Warriors dynasty
* The Wiseman quandary
* The new SI book The Basketball Vault, which Chris edited
Listen/subscribe: link.chtbl.com/crossover10:15 AM
Phoenix Suns
@Suns
𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫.
Get front row access to the Phoenix Suns every Friday right here on our channels.
📺 First episode drops today at noon! pic.twitter.com/3AkSGjSr1y10:00 AM

Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
#NBA top five teams in net rating (points scored per 100 possessions minus points allowed per 100 possessions)
Celtics +9.2
#Pelicans +6.9
Cavaliers +6.6
Suns +5.8
Bucks +4.9 – 9:58 AM
Brian Windhorst
@WindhorstESPN
New podcasts every Mon, Wed, Fri. Today @Tim Bontemps & @Tim MacMahon on Mavs challenge to build around Luka, Suns’ struggle to stay on top & the return of Zion Williamson’s defensive playmaking that has Pelicans on a roll: open.spotify.com/episode/1BaiSe…9:49 AM
Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans start to this 2022-23 regular season is one of the best in franchise history. What’s your favorite previous New Orleans team of all time and why? #PelicansFriday poll open until pregame tips for Pels-Suns (1 vs. 2 in West) on @BallySportsNO and @995WRNO9:26 AM
New Orleans Pelicans
@PelicansNBA
Friday Night Showdown 👀
🕢: 7:30pm CT
📺: Bally Sports NO
📻: @995WRNO
#Pelicans | @SmoothieKing pic.twitter.com/DIdUmv1JbB9:00 AM

Bobby Manning
@RealBobManning
Jaylen’s All-NBA case looks better when you start to think about who’ll be a guard & center. Davis MIGHT squeeze in at forward, but I’d be surprised. Same with Porzingis/Sabonis. Ton of forwards like Kawhi, George, Butler, LeBron, Zion, Bane, Siakam have faced injuries. – 8:44 AM
Scott Kushner
@ScottDKushner
A heads up for those going to Pelicans tonight:
Give yourself a lot more time than usual to get to the arena.
Every year this is the worst traffic game of the season, with HS football state championships occurring in the Dome simultaneously.
Also, 7:30 p.m. tip-off, not 7. – 7:55 AM
Austin Burton
@Amaar_206
NBA League Pass Game of the Day: Suns at Pelicans
Offensive explosions from the likes of Devin Booker and Zion Williamson draw eyeballs to Phoenix and New Orleans, but these teams boast two of the NBA’s top 10 defenses to go with their top-10 offenses. pic.twitter.com/5VSIT9LjMe4:46 AM

Ryan Blackburn
@NBABlackburn
Can’t believe I was gonna go to Atlanta and New Orleans and we flipped it last moment to this game instead. I’m so happy.
Podcast up late tonight. – 2:14 AM

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