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New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago Bulls Game Thread

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Ryan Anderson will miss his 2nd straight game due to a stomach illness, joining Quincy Pondexter and Jrue Holiday (game restriction of appearing in back-to-back games) on the sidelines.

Alexis Ajinca replaced Omer Asik after halftime in the matchup with the Wizards, but Asik is listed as the starter against the Bulls. Don't be surprised to see Gentry give Ajinca more minutes and another start in the 2nd half if Asik's play is underwhelming again.

After last night's performance, will Ish Smith have a much larger role? With Holiday out, he was going to see minutes regardless, but it'll be worth watching whether he surpasses the amount of time Norris Cole spends on the floor.

If you haven't already, please read today's game preview.

2015-16 NBA Regular Season
6-16 (1-10 Away)
12-8 (8-3 Home)
December 12, 2015, 7:00 PM Central
United Center - Chicago, IL
Fox Sports New Orleans
Charter - 810, Cox - 1038, DirecTV - 676, U-Verse - 1757
WRNO 99.5 FM
Projected Starters
Tyreke Evans PG Derrick Rose
Eric Gordon SG Jimmy Butler
Alonzo Gee SF Tony Snell
Anthony Davis PF Taj Gibson
Omer Asik C Pau Gasol
Advanced Stats (2015-16) via NBA Stats
99.76 (9th) Pace 99.90(8th)
101.6 (16th) ORtg 97.1(28th)
108.9 (30th) DRtg 96.9 (3rd)
-7.3 (28th) Net Rating +0.2 (14th)

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