The New Orleans Pelicans (8-17) are back home to host the Golden State Warriors (21-4) tonight at The Smoothie King Center. Tip-off is at the traditional 7:00 PM time locally and can be seen on Fox Sports New Orleans or heard on 99.5 FM WRNO.
The most interesting question before tip is who might start at center for both teams. Zaza Pachulia is out for the Warriors and Alvin Gentry is probably going to go small in response. Results so far going small against the Warriors? Not good! Omer Asik leads all Pelicans with an impressive +22.0 net rating against the Warriors while small ball specialist Terrence Jones is the worst at -35.8. You can easily guess which one Alvin Gentry is more likely to start.
Last time these teams played Stephen Curry set a new NBA record with 13 made 3-pointers. What do the Warriors have in store for the Crescent City tonight?
|2016-17 NBA Regular Season|
|December 13, 2016, 7:00 PM Central|
|Smoothie King Arena - New Orleans, LA|
|WRNO 99.5 FM|
|Jrue Holiday||PG||Stephen Curry|
|Buddy Hield||SG||Klay Thompson|
|Solomon Hill||SF||Kevin Durant|
|Terrence Jones||PF||Draymond Green|
|Anthony Davis||C||JaVale McGee|
|Advanced Stats (2016-17 season) via NBA Stats|
|99.95 (11th)||Pace||102.58 (3rd)|
|100.3 (25th)||ORtg||114.2 (2nd)|
|104.0 (13th)||DRtg||102.3 (10th)|
|-3.7 (23rd)||Net Rating||+11.9 (1st)|