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Game 48: New Orleans Pelicans starting lineup with Zion Williamson poses formidable challenge for Cleveland Cavaliers

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Zion is averaging 19.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in his first three games as a pro!

2019-20 New Orleans Pelicans Media Day Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images

The New Orleans Pelicans are taking a break from appearing in six straight Western Conference matchups on the schedule by flying up to Cleveland and facing the Cavaliers tonight.

As Travis mentioned in his preview, these guys aren’t good despite enjoying their starting lineup logging the most minutes (621) of any other group in the league. Conversely, the Pelicans preferred starting lineup has spent a paltry 31 minutes of action together; however, that hasn’t stopped them from looking like world-beaters — so good to have you aboard, Zion Williamson!

Darius Miller and Kenrich Williams are the only two names listed on the latest injury report so this projected 50-win team (!!!) should dispose of the Cavaliers easily, right? While they’ve handled their business well of late, beating six of the last seven sub .500 teams on the schedule, it’s difficult to have complete trust in a team that’s suffered so many disappointing losses down the stretch this season just quite yet.

But, of course, geaux Pels!

Where To Watch/Listen

What: New Orleans Pelicans (18-29) at Cleveland Cavaliers (13-34)

Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse — Cleveland, OH

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2019, 6:30 PM CST

How: FSNO, FSOH