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Game 24: New Orleans Pelicans will face Charlotte Hornets without E’Twaun Moore

Who is going to step up in his absence??

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The news surrounding the New Orleans Pelicans just seems to get worse and worse. After having lost five of six games and now sporting a 2-10 record on the road, it was announced a short while ago that the team would be without E’Twaun Moore in today’s matchup against the Hornets in Charlotte.

This certainly puts more pressure on the rest of the gang as Alvin Gentry is already without guard Elfrid Payton. Although Frank Jackson (sprained right ankle) will be available, one has to assume that at least one of Solomon Hill, Darius Miller, Ian Clark or Wesley Johnson need to step up. But who is going to be that guy(s)?!?

It seems like a tossup, but Wesley Johnson is expected to draw the start in place of Moore. If he doesn’t perform up to par though, expect Gentry to cycle through at that position until he finds someone with a pulse.

For more on today’s matchup with the Hornets, be sure to read my preview as well as Chris’ piece written in conjunction with Laieke Abebe from At The Hive!

Geaux Pels!

Where To Watch

What: New Orleans Pelicans at Charlotte Hornets

Where: Spectrum Center

When: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 4:00 p.m. Central

How: FSNO, 99.5 FM WRNO

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