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Game Thread: Stan Van Gundy discusses D.C. rioting and attack on democracy ahead of Pelicans-Thunder matchup

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The NBA will play despite the shocking events witnessed earlier in the day

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Apparently, the NBA is going to follow through with playing their full slate of games tonight despite the various incidents witnessed earlier in the day where a number of rioters stormed Capitol Hill and select other state capital buildings around the nation.

There was a report of a pipe bomb being found at the Republican National Committee headquarters, but it was successfully detonated by a bomb squad.

A few minutes ago, Stan Van Gundy spoke on the day’s disturbing events to pregame media, like numerous other head coaches around the league.

A woman who was shot inside the Capitol building after it was overrun by a mob of Trump supporters has died. Let’s pray there isn’t any more bloodshed.

For details on tonight’s matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder, please give our preview a read.

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (4-3) vs OKC Thunder (2-4)

When: January 6, 7:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch: FSNO

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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