The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Lonzo Ball for a fifth straight game, but Jaxson Hayes is a go for tonight’s matchup in Boston against the Celtics.
Updated Injury Report at Boston:— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 29, 2021
Lonzo Ball (right hip flexor strain) is out
Jaxson Hayes (right wrist sprain) is available
The Celtics will not have the services of three regulars in their rotation: Jaylen Brown, Semi Ojeleye and Tristan Thompson.
#NEBHInjuryReport update:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 29, 2021
Jaylen Brown (left hip contusion) - OUT
Evan Fournier (Health & Safety Protocols) - QUESTIONABLE
Romeo Langford (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
Semi Ojeleye (left side strain) - OUT
Tristan Thompson (Health & Safety Protocols) - OUT
However, Evan Fournier will play, and according to Brad Stevens, he will receive significant minutes, so expect the new shooting guard to give New Orleans trouble on the perimeter along with Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum.
Can Zion Williamson lead the Pelicans once more if the game goes down to clutch minutes, with Brandon Ingram, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and others giving good support?
In his past 4 games, @NickeilAW is averaging 18.0 PPG and 4.0 3PM pic.twitter.com/7vFq97bbbv— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 28, 2021
Per 36-minute averages here in March:— Oleh Kosel (@OlehKosel) March 29, 2021
Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 19.3 PTS, 6.2 REB, 3.1 AST, 1.3 STL, 1.3 BLK, 4.1 3PM, 55.0 TS%
Lonzo Ball: 14.8 PTS, 4.7 REB, 8.1 AST, 1.4 STL, 3.1 3PM, 54.1 TS%
Eric Bledsoe: 9.3 PTS, 3.7 REB, 5.4 AST, 0.8 STL, 1.0 3PM, 43.3 TS% https://t.co/DC7BqNxpnp
For more on tonight’s matchup, please give Travis’ preview a read.
Who: New Orleans Pelicans (20-25) at Boston Celtics (23-23)
When: March 29, 6:30 p.m. Central
Where to watch: NBATV, FSNOLA
Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM
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