Southwest Division

Fantasy Focus: Searching for Answers in Dallas

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All Dallas needed was to convert once on its final three possessions to begin the second half of the season with a victory. The team was clinging to a two point lead in the final minute of the game and could have put the contest out of reach, a clutch jumper proved to be elusive against the Magic. Zaza Pachulia …

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Pelicans Searching for Answers

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The entire contest Monday night in Orlando was an uphill battle for the Pelicans. After clawing its way back into the game at halftime, any momentum built by New Orleans was quickly surrendered during the start of the third quarter. The Magic scored eight of the first 10 points in the third quarter, transforming a four point half time advantage into …

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Filling Out a Wish List for the Middle of the Pack

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Christmas is just a week away and while families gather to celebrate, the NBA offers a five game slate to provide entertainment throughout the day. Ten teams, each equipped with plenty of star power, will take centerstage on the biggest day of the basketball year. The most intriguing match-up features the two teams that battled in the NBA Finals last June, …

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Podcast: Panic in New Orleans

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Injuries have the Pelicans off to the worst start in the Western Conference. After 13 games, the team has won just twice, and making a return to the playoffs is going to be a challenge, as not only are they in the rugged Western Conference, the Southwest division is perhaps the best in the league. Anthony Davis has continued to …

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Grizzlies Capture Summer League Title in Orlando

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The championship game came down to a single possession. As the 2015 NBA Summer League title contest in Orlando came down to sudden death, meaning the first points scored in double overtime would mark the end of the game, Memphis let Russ Smith create a play. Throughout the five day event, the second year guard out of Louisville continually stated he wanted …

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Pelicans Tab Gentry as Next Coach

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The most intriguing coaching job on the market went to a coach preparing his team for the 2015 NBA Finals. Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry will be leaving Steve Kerr’s staff at the conclusion of the championship round to take the helm in New Orleans. The expectations surrounding the Pelicans have rapidly ascended with the emergence of Anthony Davis. 

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Davis Lifts Pelicans into Post Season

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Anthony Davis is no stranger to snapping lengthy winning streaks. Facing the defending champion Spurs, a team with plenty at steak as it entered the regular season finale in a tie with Houston and Memphis for the second best record in the Western Conference, and their 11-game winning streak. New Orleans had plenty more at steak, as a loss would …

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Tyreke Evans Should Take on Sixth Man Role for Pelicans

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The 2014-15 season has been anything but easy in the Big Easy. Playing in the Southwest Division of this year’s NBA requires battling a steady diet of terrifying opponents stacked with probable All-Stars on a regular basis. In the Southwest, you play defense because everyone plays defense, you average 100 points a game, because every team in the division does the same. …

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Pelicans Searching for a Way to Become a Contender

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NEW ORLEANS- The only step remaining for the Pelicans is to finish games. The team has all the pieces, a dynamic center capable of protecting the rim and serve as a dominate rebounder, an All-Star caliber point guard, a wing player capable of carrying the offense for extended stretches and, of course, Anthony Davis, the most complete young player in …

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Spurs in Kawhi Leonard’s Hands Now

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If we know one thing about the San Antonio Spurs, it’s to take the regular season for granted. Gregg Popovich is not shy about resting his aging core, but even when they play at full strength, the Spurs tend to spend the season gradually rounding into postseason form. Yet despite this, opening night for San Antonio last week felt somewhat …

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