Soon after Tom Benson purchased the New Orleans Hornets in 2012, the team announced they were going to change their name. According to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears, they “considered the nicknames Krewe (groups of costumed paraders in the annual Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans) and Brass,” but settled on Pelicans—after the brown pelican, Louisiana’s state bird.

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Nets vs Pelicans: James Harden on hard-fought 120-112 win

in this Nets vs Pelicans post game news conference, Brooklyn's James Harden talks about scoring 39 points and dishing out 12 assists, as the Nets withstood a late charge by the Pelicans, in a 120-112 victory. Kevin Durant had 28 points and Joe Harris, quiet for most of the season, added 24. Harden, says the…

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Grizzlies looking to keep Pelicans winless at home

The Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans each lost to one of the hottest teams in the NBA on Friday night. And both have to complete a back-to-back when they meet Saturday night in New Orleans. The Grizzlies were dominated by the Phoenix Suns, who won their seventh consecutive game, 119-94 in Memphis. The…