Pelicans News Around the Web (2/8/14)

Pelicans News Around the Web

February 8, 2014

Your New Orleans Pelicans daily news from around the web

New Orleans Pelicans get going in the fourth, beat Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91
It was only a few days ago that the New Orleans Pelicans entered the fourth quarter with a double-digit lead, only to be dominated by the visiting San Antonio Spurs in the final quarter of a disappointing loss. Read more.

New Orleans Pelicans benefit from huge fourth-quarter effort: Jimmy Smith's 3-pointers
New Orleans pulled this one out after trailing by 10 points, 71-61, heading into the final period. The Pelicans outscored Minnesota in the last 12 minutes 37-20. Read more.

Anthony Davis, newly named All-Star, leads Pelicans' rally by Wolves
As Anthony Davis trotted off the court and toward the locker room, fans gathered near the tunnel offered one more round of applause, some of them shouting their congratulations to Davis for receiving his first All-Star game nod. Read more.

Pelicans warm up, hold off Timberwolves
Austin Rivers scored just seven points in the New Orleans Pelicans’ game Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, he lit a spark that turned into an inferno, and the Pelicans finished with a strong fourth quarter in turning back the Timberwolves 98-91 in front of a national TV audience and 16,541 fans in the first game at the newly named Smoothie King Center. Read more.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis excited about playing in NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans
In one of his first major decisions as the new NBA commissioner, Adam Silver named New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis on Friday to replace injured Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on the West roster for the Feb. 16 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. Read more.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis the deserving beneficiary of new commissioner Adam Silver's well-placed All-Star assist
If he needed any assistance in making this decision, the folks who advised newly minted NBA commissioner Adam Silver on his All-Star injury replacement selection made the proper recommendation. Read more.

Pelicans' Anthony Davis gets All-Star nod
Pelicans coach Monty Williams’ phone call to second-year power forward Anthony Davis was vastly different this time. Read more.

Anthony Davis named to All-Star team
New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star Game that will be played in his home city. Read more.