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Pelicans Basketball

Get your tickets now for the New Orleans Pelicans – the city’s National Basketball Association (NBA) team.

The 2017-18 regular season begins in mid-October and lasts anywhere from April to June, depending on the team’s eligibility for the NBA Playoff Games. Each NBA team plays 82 regular season games, half of which (41) are played in their home venues.

All Pelicans home games are played in the Smoothie King Center, a state-of-the-art sports arena located in Downtown New Orleans, adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and just minutes away from the French Quarter. Seating capacity is 18,000.

The team came to New Orleans from Charlotte, North Carolina in 2002 as the Hornets and they played under that name until the 2013-14 Season when they became the Pelicans, renamed after the Louisiana State Bird. Since their arrival in New Orleans they have advanced to the NBA playoffs six times and their best season was in 2007-08 when they won first place in their division with a team-high 56-26 record.

The Pelicans currently play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the NBA, along with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies.

So, whether you’re a die-hard basketball fan, or just looking for a night of fun, exciting entertainment, Pelicans games guarantee a fun, action-packed evening. Come cheer the birds to victory alongside their spirited dance team and Pierre the Pelican, the team’s energetic mascot.

Single game tickets are on sale at the Arena box office or online through Ticketmaster at here. Multi-game ticket packages are also available.

For more detailed information call (504) 525- HOOP (4667)

Pelicans 2017-2018 Season Prospects

Hopes are high for the team as they announce their training camp roster in advance of playing their first season home game against the 2016-17 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on October 20 at the Smoothie King Center. Several new player acquisitions during the off-season are expected to shore up a starting lineup led by 6’10” center Anthony Davis and help the team rise above the 34-48 record they posted for the 2016-17 season.

Before going down with an injury late in the season, Davis led the team with an average of 28 points per game and became the first player in the team’s history to surpass 2,000 points in a season.

Returning also is forward DeMarcus Cousins, acquired from the Sacramento Kings in February 2017 after three All-Star seasons and two All-NBA Second Team selections. During his seven seasons with the Kings he averaged over 20 ppg and, in 17 games with the Pels at the conclusion of last season, he averaged 24.2 ppg.

Other returnees from last season include a pair of seven-footers, Omark Asik and Alexis Ajinca, who were numbers one and two on the team in rebounds; E'Twaun Moore who was second in ppg and third in field goal percentage; and Cheick Diallo who was team leader from the free-throw line.

Added to the roster during the off-season were two veteran players, Tony Allen (13 years) and Rajon Rondo (11 years), both of whom have been defensive standouts with other NBA teams that made frequent playoff appearances.

Alvin Gentry returns as head coach for his third season.
For a complete Pelicans home game schedule at the Smoothie King Center see below.

Here is the Pelicans’ home schedule for the 2017-2018 season:

2017-2018 New Orleans Pelicans Home Schedule

October 2017 Time Opponent Venue
October 20 8:30pm Warriors Smoothie King Center
October 28 6:00pm Cavaliers Smoothie King Center
October 30 7:00pm Magic Smoothie King Center
November 2017 Time Opponent Venue
November 01 7:00pm Timberwolves Smoothie King Center
November 11 6:00pm Clippers Smoothie King Center
November 13 7:00pm Hawks Smoothie King Center
November 15 7:00pm Raptors Smoothie King Center
November 20 7:00pm Thunder Smoothie King Center
November 22 7:00pm Spurs Smoothie King Center
November 29 7:00pm Timberwolves Smoothie King Center
December 2017 Time Opponent Venue
December 04 7:00pm Warriors Smoothie King Center
December 06 7:00pm Nuggets Smoothie King Center
December 08 7:00pm Kings Smoothie King Center
December 10 6:00pm 76ers Smoothie King Center
December 13 7:00pm Bucks Smoothie King Center
December 27 7:00pm Nets Smoothie King Center
December 29 7:00pm Mavericks Smoothie King Center
December 30 6:00pm Knicks Smoothie King Center
January 2018 Time Opponent Venue
January 08 7:00pm Pistons Smoothie King Center
January 12 7:00pm Trail Blazers Smoothie King Center
January 20 6:00pm Grizzlies Smoothie King Center
January 22 7:00pm Bulls Smoothie King Center
January 26 7:00pm Rockets Smoothie King Center
January 28 3:00pm Clippers Smoothie King Center
January 30 7:00pm Kings Smoothie King Center
February 2018 Time Opponent Venue
February 05 7:00pm Jazz Smoothie King Center
February 07 7:00pm Pacers Smoothie King Center
February 14 7:00pm Lakers Smoothie King Center
February 23 7:00pm Heat Smoothie King Center
February 26 7:00pm Suns Smoothie King Center
March 2018 Time Opponent Venue
March 09 7:00pm Wizards Smoothie King Center
March 11 3:00pm Jazz Smoothie King Center
March 13 7:00pm Hornets Smoothie King Center
March 17 6:00pm Rockets Smoothie King Center
March 18 5:00pm Celtics Smoothie King Center
March 20 7:00pm Mavericks Smoothie King Center
March 22 7:00pm Lakers Smoothie King Center
March 27 7:00pm Trail Blazers Smoothie King Center
April 2018 Time Opponent Venue
April 01 5:00pm Thunder Smoothie King Center
April 04 8:30pm Grizzlies Smoothie King Center
April 11 7:00pm Spurs Smoothie King Center

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