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Sport Magic hand Pelicans franchise-record 12th straight loss

01:35  16 december  2019
01:35  16 december  2019 Source:   ap.org

Zion Williamson’s knee surgery was six weeks ago today, he has not begun on-court work

  Zion Williamson’s knee surgery was six weeks ago today, he has not begun on-court work Gentry said the Pelicans will be "overly cautious" in bringing Williamson back.

The Pelicans set a dubious franchise record on Sunday when they lost their 12 th consecutive game, this time to the Magic . The Pelicans , who entered Sunday ranked 29th in the league in defensive rating and scoring defense, have given up an average of 121.4 points during the losing streak and are

Last Update January 13, 2015. Cavs hand Magic 12 th straight loss . Maurice Harkless recorded a three-point play to put the Magic within seven, 111-104, with 1:31 left, but it was too little, too late. Ellington fired a long three and followed it with a dunk to give the Cavaliers a 116-104 lead with just

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jonathan Isaac had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat New Orleans 130-119 on Sunday, sending the Pelicans to their franchise-record 12th straight loss.

Orlando center Nikola Vucevic retured from a sprained ankle to score 20 points. He played 29 minutes in his first game since Nov. 20. The Magic snapped a three-game losing streak.

Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans with 29 points and eight assists. J.J. Redick added 23 points against the team that drafted him in the first round in 2006.

The Magic led 58-57 at halftime and pulled away with a 41-point third quarter. Isaac had 11 points in the quarter.

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The Pistons have lost 12 straight , two short of the franchise record . Detroit's last win came on Nov. 14, a game that both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook missed due to injury. April 13, 2015: Every bounce is crucial at this point in the season for the Pelicans , who are closing in on a playoff berth.

The New York Knicks' franchise - record 17 th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take. The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-104 on Monday night.

Orlando made a season-high 17 3s, shooting 50% from long range. The Magic shot 51.2% overall from the field and had just eight turnovers.

TIP-INS

Magic: D.J. Augustin had 17 points, and Even Fournier 16. On Saturday night, Augustin, a New Orleans native, became the first athlete in any sport to have his jersey retired at Brother Martin High School. Augustin, who wore No. 14, led the school to two Louisiana state championships and is the program’s career scoring leader. ...

Pelicans: Coach Alvin Gentry was ejected late in the third quarter after receiving two technical fouls for complaining about officiating. It was his first ejection of the season. ... Brandon Ingram added 21 points, but early foul trouble limited him to 27 minutes. … Guard Josh Hart scored 20 points. … Before the game, Gentry reiterated the team is being “overly cautious” with No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson, who has yet to play this season due to a knee injury. “He’s still in the rehab stage of it. He’s doing a lot of stuff. No one is more eager to get back on the court than he is — trust me on that one."

Pelicans will use load management for Zion Williamson upon his return

  Pelicans will use load management for Zion Williamson upon his return Zion Williamson is getting load managed. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The Pelicans will not overload Zion Williamson when he returns to the court. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The New Orleans Pelicans’ No. 1 overall draft pick will not be thrown into big minutes night after night when he makes his NBA regular season debut. Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David Griffin did not give a return date, but spoke about how they’ll handle the star on the team’s television broadcast Thursday night in a 139-132 overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns.

The Magic , which has lost all eight games to the Pistons in franchise history, have the longest losing streak in the league this season. PHOENIX (AP) -- Tim Perry scored 21 points, leading seven Phoenix players in double figures, as the Suns beat Miami for the 10th consecutive time.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks' franchise - record 17 th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take. The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-104 on

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Magic: At Utah on Tuesday night.

Pelicans: Host Brooklyn on Tuesday night.

It took 2 months for the feel-good team of the NBA offseason to fall apart .
With a 13-game losing streak, Zion Williamson still injured, and the season falling apart, the Pelicans have some decisions to make on how to move forward.They landed the No. 1 pick in a surprise lottery jump, drafted Zion Williamson, traded Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for a bounty of intriguing young players and draft picks, then signed two solid veterans in J.J. Redick and Derrick Favors in free agency to support their youth movement.

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