Pelicans News Around the Web (11-30-2021)

Panzura postgame wrap: Pelicans 123, Clippers 104

NBA fans scanning the league’s three-point leaders Monday morning probably did a double-take when they saw Jonas Valanciunas’ name near the top of the list. The crowd at Staples Center might have reacted similarly Monday night, when the burly center went an absurd 7/7 from beyond the arc in the first half, racking up 29 points.

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Pelicans shootaround update: Defensive improvement began in win over Clippers

New Orleans’ defense has been so vastly improved lately that even after Utah piled up 127 points and shot an absurd 20/35 from three-point range Saturday, the Pelicans still have a top-five ‘D’ over the past 10 days. That recent turnaround began Nov. 19, when New Orleans played by far its best defensive game of 2021-22, limiting the Clippers to 81 points, including just 26 in the second half.

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Valanciunas scores career-high 39, Pelicans top Clips again

LOS ANGELES -- — Jonas Valančiūnas scored 29 of his career-high 39 points in a spectacular first half, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Clippers for the second time this month, 123-104 on Monday night.

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Jonas Valanciunas is firing away from 3 after some convincing: 'He's starting to understand

Three points from the New Orleans Pelicans’ 123-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.

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Jonas Valanciunas goes 7-for-7 from 3 in first half, scores career-high 39 as Pelicans beat Clippers again

Jonas Valanciunas wasn't exactly a marksman when he entered the NBA in 2012. In fact, in his first five seasons in the league, he went 1-of-4 from 3-point range.

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Clippers have no answers to Jonas Valanciunas, Pelicans in loss

A day after they were undone by the greatest shooter in NBA history, the Clippers’ attempts to get back on track Monday were thwarted by an even more dangerous offensive weapon.

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Three things to know: Jonas becomes Dirk Valanciunas, drains seven 3s in first half

Three Things is NBC’s five-days-a-week wrap-up of the night before in the NBA. Check out NBCSports.com every weekday morning to catch up on what you missed the night before plus the rumors, drama, and dunks going that make the NBA great.

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Off the Court 2021-22: Pelicans guard Devonte’ Graham

New Orleans point guard Devonte’ Graham lists the 2018 draft night as his best moment as an athlete, but he’s had plenty of memorable events in basketball, including a decorated four-year college career at the University of Kansas. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder added another highlight last week, when he sank a game-winning three-pointer to beat Utah on Friday on the Jazz’s home floor. Graham discussed his background with Pelicans.com for the latest “Off the Court” Q&A article:

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