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Pelicans Struggle on Three-Game Losing Streak Against the Spurs

BySamantha Johnson

Apr 4, 2024
Pelicans Struggle on Three-Game Losing Streak Against the Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs (18-58, 15th in the Western Conference) will face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (45-31, seventh in the Western Conference) in New Orleans on Friday at 8 p.m. EDT. New Orleans is coming into the matchup on a three-game losing streak.

The Pelicans have a record of 9-6 against opponents in the Southwest Division and are ranked eighth in the league for allowing just 110.6 points per game while holding opponents to 46.1% shooting. On the other hand, the Spurs are 1-13 against the rest of the division and have a record of 10-30 in games decided by 10 points or more.

In terms of shooting percentages, the Pelicans are shooting 48.6% from the field this season, slightly lower than the 49.0% that the Spurs allow to their opponents. The Spurs, on the other hand, are shooting 46.2% from the field, slightly higher than the 46.1% that the Pelicans’ opponents have shot this season.

This will be the fourth time the teams meet this season, with the Pelicans winning the last meeting on Feb. 3 by a score of 114-113. Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with 33 points, while Devin Vassell scored 28 points for the Spurs.

Key players for the Pelicans include Jonas Valanciunas, who is shooting 56.0% and averaging 12.3 points, and Williamson, who is averaging 24.1 points over the last 10 games. For the Spurs, Victor Wembanyama is averaging 21.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 3.5 blocks, while Vassell is averaging 17.0 points over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games, the Pelicans have a record of 5-5, averaging 109.1 points per game, while the Spurs have a record of 4-6, averaging 110.8 points per game. In terms of injuries, Brandon Ingram and Jose Alvarado are out for the Pelicans, while Jeremy Sochan, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, Dominick Barlow, and Charles Bassey are dealing with various injuries for the Spurs.

By Samantha Johnson

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