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Gamethread: Willie Green decides on Graham-NAW-Ingram-Hart-Valanciunas starting lineup against Sixers

It’s the 2021-22 opener. Let’s geaux!

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The New Orleans Pelicans will tip-off against the Philadelphia Sixers in a few minutes time, and we’re finally in the know regarding the starting lineup.

Brandon Ingram, Jonas Valanciunas, and even Devonte’ Graham, always felt like safe bets, but the other two spots have been up for grabs. No longer. Josh Hart and everyone’s favorite breakout pick for this season locally, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, will round out the group.

Zion Williamson (right foot surgery) is out, but Tomas Satoransky (GI illness), who was a game-time decision, is available.

The Sixers will start Joel Embiid, Seth Curry, Tobias Harris, Danny Green and Tyrese Maxey.

For more on tonight’s game, please give our preview a read. Also, be sure to catch up on how Jonas Valanciunas is likely to remain in New Orleans for several more seasons.

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (0-0) vs Philadelphia 76ers (0-0)

When: October 20, 7:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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