After missing the two previous games, the New Orleans Pelicans will welcome E’Twaun Moore back to the lineup, but the bigger news is that the team is now at full strength for the first time since the fourth game of the schedule.
It’s been a heck of a bumpy ride to this point, but finally there’s no reason for excuses. The Pelicans have performed incredibly well since Elfrid Payton’s return and the addition of Nikola Mirotic in the previous contest and Moore tonight should only bolster an already formidable lineup. In case you missed it, have a look at how the combination of Payton, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday has affected New Orleans offense.
|Points||FG%||3PT%||Assists||Turnovers||Steals||Fastbreak points||Points in Paint|
|When Elfrid Payton sees 20+ minutes||127.1||52.4%||43.3%||28.0||13.3||8.9||19.2||62.4|
|In all other games||114.5||47.1%||34.1%||26.7||15.2||7.2||13.1||56.5|
For the Minnesota Timberwolves, they will be without Derrick Rose due to an ankle sprain.
Derrick Rose will be out tonight as a precaution after recovering from a right ankle sprain. #Twolves— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) January 12, 2019
The Wolves had won three straight games before falling to the Dallas Mavericks last night — yes they’ll be on the second night of a back-to-back while New Orleans has been off for two days.
For more on tonight’s game and the upcoming road trip, please give Trevor’s preview a read.
Where To Watch
What: New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
When: Saturday, January 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Central
How: FSNO, FSN, 99.5 FM WRNO