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New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Game Thread

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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
1-11 (1-4)
9-2 (4-2 Road)
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
Projected Starters
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)
110.0 (30th) DRtg 94.1(1st)
-10.3 (29th) Net Rating +10.6 (2nd)

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