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Pelicans on 3-game losing streak take on the Spurs

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Apr 4, 2024

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 goes into the game on a three-game losing streak, while the Pelicans are 9-6 against opponents in the Southwest Division. They rank eighth in the league in points allowed, giving up just 110.6 per game and holding opponents to 46.1% shooting.

On the other hand, the Spurs are struggling within the division with a 1-13 record. San Antonio has had a tough time in games decided by 10 points or more, going 10-30 this season. When it comes to shooting, the Pelicans are at 48.6% while the Spurs allow opponents to shoot at 49.0%. The Spurs shoot 46.2% from the field, slightly above the 46.1% their opponents have against the Pelicans this season.

This will be the fourth meeting between the teams this season, with the Pelicans winning the last game 114-113 on Feb. 3 behind Zion Williamson’s 33 points. Jonas Valanciunas is shooting 56.0% and averaging 12.3 points for the Pelicans, while Williamson is averaging 24.1 points in the last 10 games. For the Spurs, Victor Wembanyama is averaging 21.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 3.5 blocks, with Vassell averaging 17.0 points in the last 10 games.

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

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