Elfrid Payton is OUT tonight with a right ankle sprain.— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) January 29, 2019
That means Pels are without Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle, E'Twaun Moore AND their starting point guard.
In other words, we’ll be watching Jrue Holiday, James Harden, the ghost of Chris Paul and pretty much a G League pick-em lineup.
To be fair, it’ll be fun to watch Frank Jackson and Jahlil Okafor play all the minutes they can handle plus maybe Cheick Diallo, Kenrich Williams or someone else can make us smile momentarily, but it should likely all be in a losing effort.
Harden has been on fire for seemingly since time began and the Rockets have put themselves back in the mix for a home court advantage in at least the first round of the playoffs.
For more on this matchup, please give Preston’s preview a read.
Also, in case you missed it, we’ve put up numerous articles since Anthony Davis and his group asked for a trade. And if you haven’t listened yet, check out our latest podcast!
The 'Anthony Davis Requests Trade' podcast you've been expecting....— Preston Ellis (@PrestonEllis) January 28, 2019
With @OlehKosel + @kevinbforbounce + @DMGrubb + @Fish_TBW
Retweet, Subscribe on Itunes today! #NBA #Pelicans #Tradeitbig #nola @otgbasketball @UpAndUnderNBA @NBNDashRadio https://t.co/x1hoPZLc4H
Let’s geaux, Pels, and be sure to think Zion!
Where To Watch
What: New Orleans Pelicans (22-28) at Houston Rockets (29-20)
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
When: Tuesday, January 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Central
How: TNT, 99.5 FM WRNO