|2013/2014 NBA Season|
|November 1, 2013, 6:00 PM CDT|
|Fox Sports New Orleans|
|Jrue Holiday||>||Jameer Nelson|
|Eric Gordon||>||Aaron Afflalo|
|Al-Farouq Aminu||=||Maurice Harkless|
|Anthony Davis||>||Jason Maxiell|
|Jason Smith||Nikola Vucevic|
|Advanced Stats (2013/14)|
|91.5 (28)||Pace||98.5 (11)|
|98.3 (20)||ORtg||97.5 (23)|
|103.8 (15)||DRtg||104.7 (18)
Here's the preview of the Pelicans-Magic game - this is the kickoff of a stretch of winnable games for the Pelicans that are relatively important. If New Orleans can get some wins with the team still learning to play with each other and Ryan Anderson out with injury, then things look bright heading into the bulk of the season.
For their part, the Magic aren't lying down at the start of the season - they played the Pacers relatively tight on opening night and then took the possibly playoff-bound Timberwolves to overtime on the second end of a road back-to-back. This will be their home opener.