The New Orleans Pelicans are the Western Conference’s remaining undefeated team and they’ll put that perfect record to the test in the next hour against the Brooklyn Nets. You can catch the broadcast on Fox Sports New Orleans at 7:00 p.m. Central or listen in over the airwaves at 99.5 FM WRNO.
The Nets haven’t cracked the 30-win barrier in the past three seasons, but don’t expect for them to look like one of the worst teams in the league tonight. They play hard, they play aggressive, and if their shot is dropping, they’re a handful. If you may remember, the Pelicans needed overtime to prevail in one of their two matchups last season, a game in which Anthony Davis unleashed the beast.
FLASHBACK FRIDAY : @AntDavis23 scores 44 points (16/35 FG), grabs 17 rebounds, 6 steals and 3 blocked shots as he leads the Pelicans to double-OT win sparking a 10-game win streak.— James Grayson (@jsgrayson) October 26, 2018
NOLA plays the Nets tonight in New Orleans. pic.twitter.com/1Uflrp3ZcL
While Brooklyn sits 2-2, with wins over the Knicks and Cavaliers, the Pelicans, of course, have begun the year on fire. They have the top rated offense in the league and are motoring at the second fastest pace. New Orleans scored 138 and 128 points against the Nets last season. What should we expect from the upgraded offense that is averaging 132 points per game from this year’s group???
One important note to remember: Julius Randle is still dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Expect for his minutes to stay below the 30-minute mark in the near future.
For a close look at tonight’s matchup, click here to read Chris’ preview.
What: New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets
Where: Smoothie King Center
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Central
How: Fox Sports New Orleans, 99.5 FM WRNO
Spread: +9.5 — Pelicans have covered 12 straight when they’ve been the favorite