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McCollum, Alvarado IN, Williamson, Jones and Daniels OUT for Pelicans-Suns matchup

Another short-handed game. Can New Orleans find a way to another win?

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The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Zion Williamson for a second straight game when they tip-off against the Phoenix Suns at the top of the hour.

The phenom, though, is expected to return for Sunday’s matchup against the L.A. Clippers.

Joining Williamson (right posterior hip), Brandon Ingram (concussion), Kira Lewis Jr. (ACL injury recovery) and E.J. Liddell (right ACL injury recovery) on the sidelines against the Suns will be Herb Jones (hyperextension right knee) and Dyson Daniels (left ankle sprain).

Fortunately, CJ McCollum (right third PIP) and Jose Alvarado (lower back spasms) will play, after being listed questionable on yesterday’s injury report.

“It’s next man up, right?” Larry Nance Jr. said after this morning’s shootaround. “So last game you saw it, we had eight guys score in double figures. This is a team that can answer any kind of call. Anybody can step up any given night. Hopefully, we can get Trey Murphy to go perfect again.”

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

Let’s Geaux, Pels!

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (3-1) at Phoenix Suns (3-1)

When: October 28, 2022, 9:00 p.m. CT

Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans, ESPN, League Pass

Where to listen: WRNO 99.5

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