The New Orleans Pelicans don’t have a rich playoff history as a team, but have put up some monster individual performances over the years.
The New Orleans Pelicans have only made the playoffs seven times as a franchise.
To put it in perspective, the Detroit Pistons once made the Eastern Conference Finals six years in a row and the San Antonio Spurs are working on a 22-year streak of making the playoffs.
To say the New Orleans Pelicans don’t have much of a playoff history is an understatement. New Orleans has never won a basketball championship as a city and the franchise is one of three teams to never even make a conference final.
Of their seven appearances, five were when they were still the Hornets, so the actual New Orleans Pelicans have only made the playoffs twice. The New Orleans franchise has made the playoffs fewer times than any current NBA team.
So, there is not exactly a bevy of individual performances to choose from and not surprisingly, most of them come at the hands of a couple of guys.
The New Orleans Pelicans (or Hornets) have essentially had three short playoff eras that revolved around Baron Davis, Chris Paul and eventually Anthony Davis.
They never made the playoffs more than two years in a row with any of these guys, and they only made it out of the first round twice out of their seven playoff appearances.
Even though the New Orleans Pelicans haven’t had much sustained playoff success, they have had some big individual playoff performances over the years.
The problem was that the team never had the complementary players to support their superstars, so some of their biggest performances were actually in losses.
Here are the New Orleans Pelicans’ top-15 individual playoff performances of all time.