NBA Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans (23-29)


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W 108-103
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L 107-109
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Pelicans beat Hornets 112-110 to keep play-in hopes alive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans aren't ready to concede a spot in the play-in tournament just yet.

Eric Bledsoe had 24 points and 11 assists, Jaxson Hayes added 18 points and six blocks and the short-handed Pelicans kept their postseason hopes alive with a 112-110 come-from-behind victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.

James Johnson added 17 points and Willy Hernangomez had 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who pulled within 1 1/2 games of the San Antonio Spurs for the 10th spot in the Western Conference. The Spurs have five games left; the Pelicans four.

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Leaders
Points: Zion Williamson27.0
Rebounds: Steven Adams8.9
Assists: Lonzo Ball5.8
FG%: Zion Williamson61.1%
Steals: Lonzo Ball1.53
Blocks: James Johnson0.91
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.7 (24)
Rebounds: 41.5 (3)
Assists: 25.8 (23)
FG%: 46.8% (17)
FT%: 79.6% (29)
3P%: 38.2% (28)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.0 (8)
Rebounds: 47.3 (3)
Assists: 26.1 (10)
FG%: 47.9% (7)
FT%: 73.4% (29)
3P%: 34.8% (26)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Dallas 40 28 .588 --
Memphis 34 33 .507 5.5
San Antonio 32 35 .478 7.5
New Orleans 31 37 .456 9.0
Houston 16 52 .235 24.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/27/2021 Didi Louzada Silva Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/12/2021 James Nunnally Signed as Free Agent
4/3/2021 Isaiah Thomas Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/26/2021 James Johnson Traded part of four player deal
3/26/2021 Wes Iwundu Traded part of four player deal
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/5/2021 Brandon Ingram Sprained left ankle
4/6/2021 Nickeil Alexander-Walker High ankle sprain
4/2/2021 Josh Hart Thumb
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