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Game 53: Can Jah and the ‘Jrue Krewe’ block out the noise in San Antonio?

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The AD trade chatter is raging, but Jrue is here to stay. Can he keep his rag tag group competitive?

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

As wild of a week as it’s been, isn’t it nice for New Orleans fans to focus on something other than that heartbreaking NFC Championship loss just two weeks ago?

With that being said......

Can the February 7th trade deadline just get here already?!

Fans have been spoiled by the efforts of Jrue Holiday and his group of misfits, and the Pelicans’ hope to overcome the odds again tonight in San Antonio. The fifth-seeded Spurs have won two of three games this season against the Pelicans and 27 of the past 39 games in their series, overall.

Dante Cunningham is a game-time decison due to an ankle injury. Before you scoff, remember that he scored 15 and 19 points against the Pelicans in two November contests against the Spurs this season, collecting seven rebounds in each contest.

The Pelicans will be without five of their six leading scorers, and Pelicans’ fans may very well not see Davis, Mirotic or Randle in a Pelicans’ uniform again.

As for E’Twaun Moore, the “rest” designation continues to confound. Could Moore be on the move as well?

Starting Lineups:

Pelicans: Jrue Holiday - Frank Jackson - Darius Miller - Solomon Hill - Jahlil Okafor

Spurs: Derrick White - Bryn Forbes - DeMar DeRozan - Rudy Gay - LaMarcus Aldridge

For our in-depth preview, check out Chris Conner’s work here.

For words from our sister site, Pounding the Rock, click here!

If you haven’t already, read Oleh’s shocking article here.

And as always, join the conversation below!

Let’s geaux, Pels!

Where To Watch

What: New Orleans Pelicans (23-29) at San Antonio Spurs (31-12)

Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

When: Saturday, February 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Central

How: FSNO, 99.5 FM WRNO