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Game Thread: Pelicans shaking 3-point slump could pave way for success against Knicks

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New Orleans has been really struggling from deep over the last six games

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The New Orleans Pelicans will be looking for redemption today against the New York Knicks and the best avenue for success might be as simple as making more outside shots.

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.

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.

Geaux Pels!

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (25-31) at New York Knicks (30-27)

When: April 18, 12:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch: Bally Sports NOLA, ESPN

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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