New Orleans Pelicans (16-31, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (16-31, 14th in the Eastern Conference) (21-25, 12th in the Western Conference)
Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT in New Orleans
New Orleans is led by Zion Williamson into a matchup with Orlando. He is the eighth best scorer in the NBA, averaging 26.4 points per game.
On their home court, the Pelicans are 14-11. With 13.6 fast break points per game, New Orleans is ninth in the league, with Williamson averaging 2.6.
On the lane, the Magic are 6-16. With 46.4 rebounds per game, Orlando is third in the league, led by Wendell Carter Jr., who averages 7.0.
This is the matchup The two teams will compete for the first time this season on Thursday.
Steven Adams leads the Pelicans in rebounding with 8.9 per game and averages 7.9 points per game. Over the last ten days, Brandon Ingram has averaged 23.6 points and 4.6 assists for the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Magic’s Terrence Ross is averaging 15.9 points per game. Chuma Okeke has averaged 9.5 points and 41.8 percent shooting in Orlando’s last ten games.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Pelicans: 6-4, scoring 114.9 points, 47 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 6.5 steals, and 4.6 blocks per game on 49.9% shooting. On 45.4 percent shooting, their opponents have averaged 110.2 points.
3-7, scoring 99.6 points, 45.5 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 5.6 steals, and four blocks per game on 42.7 percent shooting. On 44.6 percent shooting, their opponents have averaged 105 points.
Pelicans: Lonzo Ball: day to day (hip).