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Pelicans come back from break to face Heat

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans and the Miami Heat are in eighth place in their respective conferences coming off the NBA All-Star break, and when they meet Friday night at the Smoothie King Center, the Pelicans will try to recapture the feel-good emotions of a three-game winning streak just before the break.

Although New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry is not a believer in "momentum" -- especially coming off a nine-day break -- there is no question his team was learning to operate more efficiently since the loss of center DeMarcus Cousins to a season-ending Achilles injury on Jan. 26.

The Pelicans (31-26) lost five of their first six games while adjusting to Cousins' absence but rallied to beat the Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers before the break, with Anthony Davis averaging 41.3 points on 58 percent shooting, 14.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in those victories.

Points: Goran Dragic17.4
Rebounds: Hassan Whiteside11.9
Assists: Goran Dragic4.7
FG%: Hassan Whiteside55.0%
Steals: Josh Richardson1.31
Blocks: Hassan Whiteside1.67
Defense (Rank)
Points: 101.4 (3)
Rebounds: 42.1 (9)
Assists: 20.2 (1)
FG%: 45.2% (7)
FT%: 78.6% (27)
3P%: 35.5% (8)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 100.5 (28)
Rebounds: 42.6 (20)
Assists: 21.8 (23)
FG%: 45.2% (21)
FT%: 75.6% (24)
3P%: 35.9% (18)
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Washington 34 24 .586 --
Miami 30 28 .517 4.0
Charlotte 25 33 .431 9.0
Orlando 18 40 .310 16.0
Atlanta 18 41 .305 16.5
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
2/8/2018 Luke Babbitt Traded For Okaro White
2/8/2018 Dwyane Wade Traded For 2nd round drft pick
2/8/2018 A.J. Hammons Waived
1/14/2018 James Johnson Reinstate/Suspension
1/10/2018 James Johnson League Suspension One game for fighting
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Date Player Status
2/5/2018 Kelly Olynyk Shoulder
12/22/2017 Dion Waiters Sore left ankle
10/12/2017 Rodney McGruder Leg stress fracture
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