The New Orleans Pelicans came back from a 22-point deficit in the second half without star forward Anthony Davis, but couldn’t do enough to pull out the victory in the end, falling 114-105 to the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Smoothie King Center on Wednesday night.
Davis missed the entire second half after re-injuring the right quad contusion that held him out of his team’s victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. He finished the game with eight points and five rebounds and has missed time on the court due to injury in seven of the last eight games.
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Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN