Five things to know about the Pelicans on Jan. 6 (1/6/14)

by Jim Eichenhofer


1) Due to a snowstorm that strengthened overnight Saturday, the team is temporarily stuck in Indianapolis, despite planning to have already been in Miami by Sunday early afternoon. The Pelicans were scheduled to fly to Florida on Sunday morning, but had to cancel their two-hour-plus flight due to the conditions. They now hope to depart from Indianapolis at noon today. The Pelicans visit the Miami Heat at 6:30 p.m. Central on Tuesday.

2) New Orleans (15-17) woke up this morning in 11th place in the Western Conference, three games behind eighth-place Dallas (19-15). The Pelicans and Mavericks have an upcoming home-and-home series later this week on Friday and Saturday.

3) Speaking of upcoming games, the Pelicans finally return home Wednesday after what’s been an eventful road trip travel-wise. New Orleans will host Washington (currently 14-17, at Charlotte on Tuesday) at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here.

4) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has undergone tests at a Boston hospital, after his frightening collision with Celtics forward Gerald Wallace on Friday. He was diagnosed with a cervical stinger. Monty Williams said the team is awaiting more word on the results.

5) In case you missed it, the Pelicans lost a road game Saturday to the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers by a 99-82 margin, dropping to 1-2 on their current four-game trip.