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New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder GameThread

Prepare for pain.

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans limp into a SEGABABA against a rested Oklahoma City Thunder team on the road. Tyreke Evans, Norris Cole, Quincy Pondexter, Kendrick Perkins, and Jrue Holiday are all out. Anthony Davis might not play after leaving last night's game early in the first quarter with a shoulder injury. Ish Smith and Toney Douglas are going to guard Russell Westbrook. Prepare for pain.

In two games against the Pelicans with Holiday available Westbrook averaged 25 points, 7.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds, and 6.5 turnovers while posting a horrendous 34/10/85 slash line. After Holiday succumbed to a stress reaction Westbrook turned into maniac averaging 46.5 points, 8.5 assists, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.5 turnovers with an incredible 55.9/45.5/91.7 slash line.

Kevin Durant is still out for the Thunder so look for Westbrook and Enes Kanter to have a field day against the putrid Pelicans, especially if Omer Asik is unavailable to patrol the paint.

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2015-16 NBA Regular Season
1-10 (0-6 Away)
6-5 (4-2 Home)
November 18, 2015, 7:00 PM Central
Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City, OK
Charter - 808, Cox - 1035, DirecTV - 206, U-Verse - 1602
Fox Sports New Orleans
Charter - 810, Cox - 1038, DirecTV - 676, U-Verse - 1757
WRNO 99.5 FM
Projected Starters
Ish Smith PG Russell Westbrook
Eric Gordon SG Anthony Morrow
Dante Cunningham SF Kyle Singler
Ryan Anderson PF Serge Ibaka
Alexis Ajinca C Steven Adams
Advanced Stats (2015-16) via NBA Stats
100.17 (13th) Pace 101.70 (6th)
99.5 (21st) ORtg 107.6 (2nd)
110.1 (30th) DRtg 101.4 (16th)
-10.6 (29th) Net Rating +6.2 (4th)

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