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New Orleans Pelicans (30-52)


Sat. 4/9 Mon. 4/11 Wed. 4/13
vs. Pho 
L 100-121
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vs. Chi 
L 116-121
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@ Min 
L 109-144
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Hield feeling the heat in New Orleans, and liking it

METAIRIE, La. (AP) When Buddy Hield flew into south Louisiana on Friday to begin his NBA career, among the first things he noticed was how hot it was - and he had no complaints.

"As soon as I came off the plane, it felt hot, it reminded me of home," said Hield, who grew up in the Bahamas. "It's the same feeling, a feeling I'm used to."

The 6-foot-4 Hield also got used to putting up a lot of shots from the perimeter - and making them - when he was leading Oklahoma to the NCAA Final Four last season. He'll be expected do that and more as a pro with the Pelicans, who made Hield the NBA's sixth overall draft pick Thursday night.

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Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis24.3
Rebounds: Anthony Davis10.3
Assists: Tyreke Evans6.6
FG%: Anthony Davis49.3%
Steals: Jrue Holiday1.35
Blocks: Anthony Davis2.05
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.5 (26)
Rebounds: 44.4 (19)
Assists: 23.2 (22)
FG%: 46.8% (27)
FT%: 78.3% (29)
3P%: 36.9% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 102.7 (13)
Rebounds: 42.6 (22)
Assists: 22.2 (17)
FG%: 44.8% (19)
FT%: 77.6% (13)
3P%: 36.0% (9)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-San Antonio 67 15 .817 --
x-Dallas 42 40 .512 25.0
x-Memphis 42 40 .512 25.0
x-Houston 41 41 .500 26.0
New Orleans 30 52 .366 37.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/23/2016 Cheick Diallo Traded Part of three-player deal
4/4/2016 Jordan Hamilton Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/30/2016 James Ennis Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/26/2016 Tim Frazier Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/25/2016 Jordan Hamilton Signed to 10-Day Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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