If Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Omer Asik suit up as planned, one would like the chances of the New Orleans Pelicans on breaking through with their second win on the season. Until, of course, the opponent happens to be the NBA's version of the Silver & Black.
The San Antonio Spurs are synonymous with winning. They haven't missed the playoffs since Tim Duncan joined the team for the 1997-98 season. With Kawhi Leonard entering the ranks of the game's elite and LaMarcus Aldridge joining the team via free agency, it doesn't appear their dominant run will end anytime soon.
The Spurs are in the top 5 in both defensive and offensive rating. For what seems like eternity, the group always performs well on both sides of the floor and have no apparent weaknesses. They don't beat themselves (5th in turnovers), don't allow teams to beat them from long range (1st in three-pointers allowed) and are good at knocking down shots (2nd in FG%). Only 3 of their 11 players who have played more than 100 minutes have PER's under 15.
As Zach stated in the game preview, it's going to take something special for the Pelicans to walk away with the victory. It's high time lady luck smiles on the New Orleans organization.
|2015-16 NBA Regular Season|
|November 20, 2015, 7:00 PM Central|
|Smoothie King Center - New Orleans, LA|
|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|
|Jrue Holiday||PG||Tony Parker|
|Eric Gordon||SG||Danny Green|
|Alonzo Gee||SF||Kawhi Leonard|
|Anthony Davis||PF||LaMarcus Aldridge|
|Omer Asik||C||Tim Duncan|
|Advanced Stats (2015-16) via NBA Stats|
|100.18 (12th)||Pace||97.30 (25th)|
|99.8 (20th)||ORtg||104.6 (5th)|
|-10.3 (29th)||Net Rating||+10.6 (2nd)|
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