Five things to know about the Pelicans on April 8 (4/8/14)

by Jim Eichenhofer

1) After a four-hour flight Monday back from the West Coast, the Pelicans are back practicing in Metairie this morning.

2) New Orleans (32-45) will host Phoenix on Wednesday, in a key game for the Suns, who are trying to earn a playoff berth. Tickets are available here.

3) There were no games in the NBA last night, as the league took its traditional one-day break to make way for the NCAA championship game. Anthony Davis’ and Darius Miller’s Kentucky Wildcats were defeated by Connecticut.

4) Former Xavier (La.) star Nat Clifton was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame yesterday.

5) Make sure to tune in Thursday’s Monty Williams Show on WWL 105.3 FM. It’s the second-to-last coach’s show of the season.