NBA Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans (23-29)


Wed. 5/12 Fri. 5/14 Sun. 5/16
@ Dal 
L 107-125
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@ GS 
L 122-125
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vs. LAL 
L 98-110
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James scores 25, tweaks ankle as Lakers top Pelicans 110-98

NEW ORLEANS (AP) LeBron James looked to be in playoff form when he hit deep 3s, delivered an accurate, no-look, behind-the-back pass out of a double team to Alex Caruso under the basket, or flipped an alley-oop lob to Anthony Davis while running a fast break.

But when James used a spin move on the dribble to convert a lay-up against two defenders in the fourth quarter, he landed on Nickeil Alexander-Walker's foot, fell to the floor and remained on his back for several seconds before checking out of the game for good.

"I'll be fine," James insisted after his game-high 25 points led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 110-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.

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Leaders
Points: Zion Williamson27.0
Rebounds: Steven Adams8.9
Assists: Lonzo Ball5.7
FG%: Zion Williamson61.1%
Steals: Lonzo Ball1.49
Blocks: James Johnson0.82
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.9 (24)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 25.9 (25)
FG%: 46.9% (19)
FT%: 79.0% (28)
3P%: 38.0% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.6 (9)
Rebounds: 47.4 (3)
Assists: 26.0 (10)
FG%: 47.7% (7)
FT%: 72.9% (29)
3P%: 34.8% (26)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Dallas 42 30 .583 --
Memphis 38 34 .528 4.0
San Antonio 33 39 .458 9.0
New Orleans 31 41 .431 11.0
Houston 17 55 .236 25.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/7/2021 Naji Marshall Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/27/2021 Didi Louzada 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
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/12/2021 Lonzo Ball Sprained Right Thumb
5/5/2021 Brandon Ingram Sprained left ankle
4/2/2021 Josh Hart Thumb
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