The Pelicans will tip off against the Pacers at the top of the hour, and I hope to see New Orleans look to attack the paint with great frequency. Again.
The last time these two teams battled, the Pelicans scored 60 points in the paint and had 22 2nd chance points. A similar effort could result in a win this time for New Orleans.
Despite Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner standing on their front line, Indiana does not defend well against post-ups according to the stats. Opponents are scoring 1.03 points per possession, putting the Pacers in the bottom five in post-up efficiency. In addition, Indiana gives up the fifth most 2nd chance points (14.0) and the 8th most points in the paint (48.1).
For more on tonight’s game, please peruse our preview. Also, give a read as to why bigger and better things may be in store for the New Orleans Pelicans with Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram growing their games.
Who: New Orleans Pelicans (8-12) at Indiana Pacers (12-10)
When: February 5, 6:00 p.m. Central
Where to watch: FSNO
Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM