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Game Thread: Pelicans tackle Cavaliers in Cleveland

New Orleans needs to take care of business tonight in order to keep Play-In Tournament hopes alive and well

New Orleans Pelicans v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

While at first glance the New Orleans Pelicans matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight doesn’t appear all that interesting to the common fan, realize that only a couple of games separate the Pelicans from the 9th seed in the Western Conference standings. And the team currently occupying that position, the San Antonio Spurs, tips off against the Mavericks an hour from now in Dallas.

If the Pelicans take care of business in Cleveland and the Spurs fall in Big D, New Orleans will sit just a game in back of both the Warriors and Spurs for the important 9th and 10th seeds.

A trip to the Play-In Tournament is still very much up for grabs!

For more on today’s matchup, please give our preview a read.

Let’s Geaux Pels!

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (23-29) at Cleveland Cavaliers (19-33)

When: April 11, 6:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch: Bally Sports NOLA

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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