The New Orleans Pelicans head to Milwaukee amidst endless national media scrutiny.
“Does AD have help?! “Is AD going to join Lebron?!” “Why can’t the Pelicans ever win games?!”
Tonight offers the opportunity to silence all of that squalor. To do it, the Pelicans will have to take down MVP candidate, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are a formidable foe to say the least, with an offensive and defensive rating in the top-five under new head coach, Mike Budenholzer.
The Pelicans have won and lost intermittently for the past nine games. Can they keep this hilarious streak going tonight in Milwaukee without Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton?
Who: New Orleans Pelicans (15-16) at Milwaukee Bucks (20-9)
When: 7:00 pm central
Where: Fiserv Forum - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV: Fox Sports Nola, NBA League Pass
Radio: 99.5 FM WRNO
Line: Bucks -8, over/under 233
Pace: 102.6 (4th of 30)
Pace: 102.4 (5th of 30)
|Pace: 102.6 (4th)||Pace: 102.4 (5th)|
|ORtg: 113.7 (4th)||ORtg: 114.0 (3rd)|
|DRtg: 112.1 (22nd)||DRtg: 105.4 (4th)|
|PG - Tim Frazier||PG - Eric Bledsoe|
|SG - Jrue Holiday||SG - Tony Snell|
|SF - E'Twaun Moore||F - Khris Middleton|
|F - Solomon Hill||PF - Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|C - Anthony Davis||C - Brook Lopez|
Injury Report: Pelicans - Ian Clark (questionable, ankle), Nikola Mirotic (doubtful, ankle), Julius Randle (doubtful, ankle), Elfrid Payton (out, finger)
Bucks - Malcolm Brogdon (probable, hamstring), Ersan Ilyasova (out, face)
#Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry says Nikola Mirotic and Julius Randle won’t play tomorrow at Milwaukee.— Daniel Sallerson (@dsallerson) December 18, 2018
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Check out our site’s preview of this afternoon’s Pelicans vs Bucks, penned by Oleh Kosel here.
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Can the Pelicans manage the upset?
This poll is closed
Depends on AD and Jrue
If bench players break out
Of course! Lose one, win one, remember?
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Let’s geaux, Pels!