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Game 62: New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers set to do battle for final time this season

Both teams are going for their third victory in their last four games. Who will grab the win?

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Philadelphia 76ers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

After dismantling LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers without Anthony Davis, what can the Pelicans do for an encore against the Philadelphia 76ers?

Well, whatever transpires, New Orleans is catching a break as Joel Embiid is out for tonight’s contest. Despite fielding one of the most fearsome starting lineups in the league, Embiid is Philly’s most pivotal player. Without his services in their last matchup, the Trail Blazers ripped through the 76ers defense with ease, scoring 130 points.

Brett Brown has decided to fill this hole with Jonah Bolden, not Boban Marjanovic, in the starting lineup. Obviously, the Pelicans will be concerned with Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, who are all liable to go off for 20+ points.

Most likely, expect a high-scoring fest!

For more on tonight’s matchup against the 76ers, please give Preston’s preview a read.

Where To Watch/Listen

What: New Orleans Pelicans (27-34) at Philadelphia 76ers (38-22)

Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

When: Monday, February 25, 2019. 7:00 PM CST