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2017 Schedule
23-34, 4th in Southwest

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Gordon said he heard the light boos from the crowd but wasn't bothered by it.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

A smattering of boos heard at the Smoothie King Center when Eric Gordon, a former Pelican, announced for the first time at his former home court ahead of the 3-point contest. Gordon, in his first season with the Rockets, has been critical of the Pelicans this season, including saying Friday that his time in New Orleans was a "little bit dysfunctional."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis, despite holding a big lead, misses a 3-pointer and is taken out in Round 1 of the Skills Challenge by Nikola Jokic.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Commissioner Adam Silver said nothing was resolved when he left the Charles Oakley-Jim Dolan meeting. He is "disheartened" to see that Oakley and Dolan have still not made up but he remains "hopeful" Oakley will return to the Garden. Silver said Oakley was "very emotional" during that meeting and said he would think about it when the meeting ended.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Silver says he's "disheartened" that the Jim Dolan-Charles Oakley conflict doesn't appear to have been resolved, but reiterated that he thinks the meeting was "helpful." Says he hopes Oakley returns to MSG at some point.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Commissioner Adam Silver says "the state of the game is as good as it has ever been" to start his state of the NBA address.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Silver opens his news conference commending Pelicans and New Orleans officials for their roles in hosting the All-Star Game on short notice amid Mardi Gras.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis called Russell Westbrook, with whom he shares an agent, one of his closest friends in the league. Also says their parents are close.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis said Buddy Hield performed well in his first Rising Stars event, but that "he passed the ball a little too much" at the end. Hield finished second for MVP after Jamal Murray caught fire.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis gets the final intro at West All-Star practice to a big applause.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Smith welcomes Shaq and the crowd to his annual All-Star bash at Metropolitan, complete with New Orleans-style mini parade with a band and clowns on stilts.

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World dumps U.S. in Rising Stars Challenge

Jamal Murray scored 36 points and Pelicans rookie Buddy Hield added 28, to the delight of the locals, as the World squad beat the U.S. 150-141 in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Hield, who scored 26 points, said he wanted to win the MVP but willingly ceded the floor to Jamal Murray when the Nuggets guard got into a groove. "He got hot," Hield said.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The World team takes down the USA team, 150-141, with Jamal Murray dropping a game-high 36 points along with 11 assists and 4 rebounds.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Hield still leads all scorers with 26 points, but Jamal Murray, picked one spot after his World teammate, is coming on late. Murray has 25 points (including six 3-pointers) and 8 assists.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis are all sitting together on the baseline of the Rising Stars Challenge.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Hield said before today's Rising Stars Challenge he was going to put it up when he got the ball. He's doing just that, with a game-high 13 shot attempts and a game-high 19 points as his World team leads the USA 77-66 at half.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Rising Stars Challenge is underway at the Smoothie King Center.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Pelicans star Anthony Davis has arrived at the Superdome to check out the action at the All-Star Celebrity Game (7 ET, ESPN).

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Paul on if the new designated veteran player exception would have affected his situation in New Orleans: "Oh, man. That was a while ago. That's a whole other story there. That's a ‘30 for 30' doc. I'm not sure how it would have affected me playing in New Orleans. I feel like that was a long time ago. Like we said, all of these different things going forward are to ultimately help the teams remain competitive, help players so they're not as constricted [and] they can make decisions. But I'm not sure how that would have affected that New Orleans team."

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Chef Lenny shows off the Mardi Gras Burger, a specialty item available at the Smoothie King Center this weekend. And yes, it tastes as good as it sounds.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Hield doing things during World team practice ahead of tonight's Rising Stars game.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

You can get a free haircut or have your hair done at the Jack Daniel's House No. 7 party if you dare while T-Pain performs live not far away. And they aren't taking any more requests with people waiting to be next.

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.421st
Rebounds Per Game43.913th
Assists Per Game22.5Tied-13th
Points Allowed106.522nd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-172334.404
2015-163052.366
2014-154537.549
2013-143448.415
2012-132755.329

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