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Game Thread: Pelicans potentially catching Bucks without Jrue Holiday and DJ Augustin could prove pivotal in tonight’s matchup

New Orleans looking to sweep the season series!

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According to Mike Budenholzer in pregame, Jrue Holiday (health and safety protocols) will not suit up for the Milwaukee Bucks in their matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans tonight, missing his 10th straight game overall.

Another guard, DJ Augustin (personal/family reasons), who started the last three games for the Bucks (all wins), sounds close to being a no-go for Coach Bud, too.

Prior to DJ’s insertion into the starting lineup, Milwaukee had lost five straight contests. If Holiday and Augustin are out, this feels it could increase the odds — even if ever so slightly — of a Pelicans win.

As for New Orleans, they are expected to be at full strength, getting Steven Adams back from a right sprained ankle for last night’s game versus the Detroit Pistons.

Can the Pelicans sweep the season series against the Bucks? For some additional answers, please give Jamile’s preview a read.

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (14-17) at Milwaukee Bucks (19-13)

When: February 25, 8:30 p.m. Central

Where to watch: TNT

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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