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2016 Schedule
30-52, 5th in Southwest
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Court denies heirs' petition to hear Benson appeal

The Louisiana high court denied on Monday a request to hear an appeal from the heirs of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson in their two-year battle to have him declared mentally incompetent.

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Teams to never reach conference finals

The Clippers' hopes of reaching the conference finals for the first time are fading. However, if both Charlotte and Toronto advance out of the first round on Friday, one of the two will reach the ECF for the first time.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Spencer Hawes will miss Game 6 with an MCL sprain in his right knee, the Charlotte Hornets announce. Hawes will be re-evaluated in a week, according to the team.

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Pels' new look provided by CenturyLink?

With the NBA recently approving corporate logos on player jerseys starting in 2017-18, ESPN artist Robb Harskamp got creative and went beyond the initial space limitation of a 2.5-by-2.5-inch patch. (Click image for full jersey.) New looks

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Anderson finishes sixth (appropriately?) in Sixth Man of the Year voting, with four first-place votes and 43 voting points.

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Pelicans should take Hield at No. 6

Pre-lottery positioning has New Orleans drafting sixth in the first round. Chad Ford likes Oklahoma's Buddy Hield there, recognizing that the senior guard might not still be available. Mock draft 6.0 (Insider)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis finished ninth in Defensive Player of the Year voting with a second- and third-place vote.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans, according to an NBA release, will officially pick 39th (from Den via Phi) and 40th (via Sac) in the second round after tie-breakers. Their own second-rounder, No. 36 overall, heads to Milwaukee via the Kings. New Orleans currently sits sixth out of 14 in the lottery.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry said today that he expects everyone in the organization to be evaluated. His own self-evaluation? He says he wishes he would have "committed to running" no matter what.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry says in his end-of-season press conference that the potential for changes in the Pelicans' front office are not part of his job, but that he likes working with GM Dell Demps and VP Mickey Loomis. "I'm very happy with the people that I'm working with. I'm very happy with Dell, and I think we work well together."

Who's New Orleans picking?

According to Chad Ford, the Nos. 1 and 2 picks in the NBA draft lottery are set regardless of who's picking -- Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram. The Pelicans are in position to land the No. 6 pick. If they do, Buddy Hield is their guy. NBA draft lottery guide (Insider)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans lose 144-109 with active seven players -- a fitting end to a forgettable season. James Ennis has 28 points, Omer Asik has 24.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game102.713th
Rebounds Per Game42.622nd
Assists Per Game22.217th
Points Allowed106.526th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-163052.366
2014-154537.549
2013-143448.415
2012-132755.329
2011-122145.318

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