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) on Friday at 8 p.m. EDT. The Pelicans are coming into the matchup on a three-game losing streak.

The Spurs have a record of 1-13 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 Pelicans are 9-6 against opponents in the Southwest Division and are ranked third in the league for allowing just 109.4 points per game while holding opponents to 47.2% shooting.

In terms of shooting percentages, both teams are performing well this season. The Pelicans are shooting 48.6% from the field, while the Spurs allow their opponents to shoot only slightly higher at 49.0%. However, when it comes to scoring points, San Antonio has an advantage with an average of 22 points more per game than New Orleans’ average of 97 points over their last ten games.

This will be their fourth meeting this season, with New Orleans winning two of those games so far including their most recent win on February 3 by a score of 114-113 where Zion Williamson led with an impressive performance that included scoring a career-high of 35 points during that game alone and Devin Vassell scored a solid number of points as well which was not enough to stop Zion’s outstanding performance that day .

Key players for New Orleans include Jonas Valanciunas who is averaging an impressive double digit scoring along with rebounding and assists and Williamson who is currently one of top scorers in NBA history , averaging around twenty four point across his last ten games . For San Antonio Victor Wembanyama is also one of top young prospects in NBA , he is averaging twenty one point across his last ten games alongside ten rebounds , three assists and three blocks . Devin Vassell is also playing exceptionally well as he’s been averaging fifteen point across his last ten games .

Both teams have been dealing with injuries lately: Brandon Ingram and Jose Alvarado are out for New Orleans while Jeremy Sochan, Devin Vassell

By Aiden Johnson

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