Check out our daily collection of Pelicans news and notes from local and national reporters around the Internet on December 4, 2023.
Pelicans have been at their best during In-Season Tournament competition
Should we call it December Madness?
After a total of 60 November group-stage games were played within the NBA’s brand-new In-Season Tournament, the 2023 event heads to a conclusion this week, with eight teams competing over seven games in a single-elimination format.
Injury Report: Two players out for Pelicans in quarterfinal vs. Kings
New Orleans still has a couple key contributors on its current injury list, but the Pelicans will enter Monday’s In-Season Tournament quarterfinal in Sacramento (9 p.m., Bally Sports, TNT, 99.5 FM) perhaps as close to full strength as they’ve been all season. Larry Nance Jr. (right rib fracture) and Matt Ryan (right elbow soreness) are listed as out in the single-elimination matchup against the Kings.
Pelicans expect playoff-like atmosphere in Sacramento for In-Season Tournament quarterfinal
The last time Jordan Hawkins played a game in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, the then-UConn sophomore scored 20 points and led the Huskies to a rout over Gonzaga, punching a ticket to the 2023 NCAA Final Four. If you’re even a casual college basketball fan, you know the rest of the story – Hawkins and UConn captured a national title, dominating Miami and San Diego State.
The 18 hours that might've saved Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans' season
IT'S NOV. 17 and the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets are in New Orleans for an important in-season tournament contest. With 9:07 left in the first quarter, Pelicans wing Brandon Ingram corrals a rebound off a Jonas Valanciunas missed 3 and stands a foot behind the free throw line.
Pelicans' pursuit of NBA Cup will give their players and fans a chance at a payday
If the New Orleans Pelicans win the NBA’s first-ever In-Season Tournament, forward Naji Marshall knows what he would do with the prize money.
“I would build my own gym,” Marshall said. “For real.”