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Game Thread: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat

Take a journey to the stone age. Have your radio at the ready!

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
2014 NBA Preseason



October 4, 2014, 6:30 PM CT
Louisville, KY
WWWL 1350 AM - No Television Coverage
Projected Starters
Jrue Holiday Mario Chalmers
Eric Gordon Dwyane Wade
John Salmons (?) Luol Deng
Anthony Davis (?) Udonis Haslem
Omer Asik (?) Chris Bosh
Advanced Stats (2013/14)
94.51 (22) Pace 93.26 (27)
104.7 (13) ORtg 109.0 (2)
107.3 (25) DRtg 102.9 (11)


Rookie Russ Smith (pictured above) serves as the unofficial host as the New Orleans Pelicans open the preseason at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Monty Williams said that Anthony Davis and Omer Asik will play limited minutes if they see the court tonight. You and I, of course, are unlikely to see anything as this game is not being covered by any known television outlet. Welcome to the 1940's where we can gather round the radio. In fact, thanks to the LSU-Auburn game the local radio broadcast of an NBA game has been pushed to AM. Seriously. Meanwhile, you can also watch the Lakers Training Camp special on NBATV.

It will be interesting to hear the amount of court time Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson get tonight. The small forward starter will be a surprise. Darius Miller since he's in his home state? Luke Babbitt thanks to his flowing locks and gorgeous pump fake? Or does Monty do what we have all expected since the moment it was announced and go with the "vet", John Salmons. Regardless, expect the coaching staff to fish for the proper contributor all preseason long.