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Game Thread: Ingram, Adams sidelined with Zion but Nickeil Alexander-Walker to receive limited minutes against Hornets

NAW to see action for the first time since suffering a left high ankle sprain on April 4 against the Rockets

New Orleans Pelicans v Charlotte Hornets Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images

The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Brandon Ingram and Steven Adams due to injury for tonight’s matchup against the Charlotte Hornets, per Stan Van Gundy in pregame media.

With Zion Williamson and Josh Hart having already been ruled out yesterday, the Pelicans will be strapped once more to find enough offense. Although they lost by a narrow 109-107 margin to the 76ers Friday evening, points were hard to come by in the fourth quarter (16).

One thing that may help: Nickeil Alexander-Walker is expected to return to action. Van Gundy didn’t divulge the minutes target, but the head coach did say that NAW’s time on the court would be limited.

For more on today’s matchup that’ll pit Lonzo Ball against his brother, LaMelo, please give David’s preview a read.

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (30-37) at Charlotte Hornets (33-34)

When: May 9, 6:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans, NBA TV

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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