Over the last six games, the Pelicans have made a woeful total of 36 threes, knocking them down at a 24.3 percentage. The next lowest team total since April 7? 51 by the Orlando Magic. Even the Kings have splashed 54 3s and it took them only five games to compile that mark during this stretch.
Stan Van Gundy talking about how spacing is shooting and the Pelicans have done a really poor job of having opponents respect them. (New Orleans has a 24.3 3PT% over last 6 games.)— Oleh Kosel (@OlehKosel) April 18, 2021
Says he remembers Bobby Knight once saying don't guard anyone outside of their shooting range.
As Stan Van Gundy said in today’s pregame, spacing is shooting. Getting back in the win column could be as simple as having Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe and others find the bottom of the net to give Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson the space they need to operate.
For more on today’s game, please give Travis’ preview a read.
When: April 18, 12:00 p.m. Central
Where to watch: Bally Sports NOLA, ESPN
Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM