Spurs vs. Pelicans: A History of the Southwest Division Series

When Do the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans Play Next?

San Antonio Spurs tickets and New Orleans Pelicans tickets can be found on their respective team pages, along with schedule information.

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Are the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans Rivals?

The San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed a lot of success over the franchise’s storied history. The New Orleans Pelicans are a newer franchise that is hoping to build up to the kind of accomplishments the Spurs have achieved. The Spurs-Pelicans rivalry isn’t hot at the moment, but both teams have young talent, including Zion Williamson for New Orleans and Victor Wembanyama for San Antonio. Future Spurs vs. Pelicans games could mean a lot more.

Who are the San Antonio Spurs’ Biggest Rivals?

The Houston Rockets are the San Antonio Spurs’ biggest rivals. This is one of the most contentious rivalries in the sport because of how close in proximity the teams are to each other, as well as what each game means for playoff positioning. The Rockets have enjoyed most of the playoff success in this rivalry, winning the first three series, including the 1995 Western Conference Finals matchup. But the rivalry renewed in 2017 when the Spurs topped the Rockets in the conference semifinals. San Antonio has enjoyed the majority of the success, winning 128 of the 235 games between the two teams. San Antonio also has rivalries against Dallas, Phoenix, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Who are the New Orleans Pelicans’ Biggest Rivals?

The New Orleans Pelicans have been around for just over 20 seasons and only made the playoffs eight times, never advancing further than the conference semifinals. Overall, the franchise is over 100 games under .500, making it hard to build up a fierce rivalry against another team.

Game Results Between the Spurs & Pelicans

The Spurs-Pelicans games this season have both gone in favor of New Orleans. On December 1 in New Orleans and on December 17 in San Antonio, the Pelicans topped their division foe. The final two matchups between the teams will be on February 2 in San Antonio and April 5 in New Orleans.

DateHome TeamAway TeamLocationWinnerScore
2023-12-17 SpursPelicansAT&T CenterNew Orleans146-110
2023-12-01PelicansSpursSmoothie King CenterNew Orleans121-106
2023-03-21 PelicansSpursSmoothie King CenterNew Orleans119-84
2022-12-22PelicansSpursSmoothie King CenterNew Orleans126-117
2022-12-02 SpursPelicansAT&T CenterNew Orleans117-99
2022-11-23 SpursPelicansAT&T CenterNew Orleans129-110
2022-03-26 PelicansSpursSmoothie King CenterSan Antonio107-103
2022-03-18 SpursPelicansAT&T CenterNew Orleans124-91
2022-02-12 PelicansSpursSmoothie King CenterSan Antonio124-114
2021-12-12 SpursPelicansAT&T CenterSan Antonio112-97

San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans History

Overall, the Spurs Pelicans history has been considerably one-sided, thanks to the many years of success the Spurs have enjoyed under Gregg Popovich. Popovich has been the coach of the Spurs longer than New Orleans has had a franchise. The Spurs have beaten the Pelicans 53 times in 79 regular season games. But the Pelicans have proven to be a pesky playoff opponent for the Spurs. In the 2008 Western Conference Semifinals, the then-New Orleans Hornets took the Spurs to seven games before San Antonio came out on top. That campaign was the lone one in which New Orleans captured a Southwest Division title. More recently, the Pelicans beat the Spurs in the 2022 Western Conference Play-In, ending the Spurs’ season.

Where Do the New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs Play?

The New Orleans Pelicans play at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. It has hosted numerous NCAA, pro, and minor league sporting events since it opened in 1999.

The San Antonio Spurs play at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, Texas. Frost Bank Center has hosted concerts, wrestling, and monster truck events, and is home to the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

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