Pelicans to host Spurs at Smoothie King Center
By The Associated Press
San Antonio Spurs (27-22, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (22-27, 12th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Saturday, 6 p.m. Eastern
The Pelicans are 6-4 against the rest of their division. New Orleans ranks sixth in the NBA with 35.9 defensive rebounds per game, led by Anthony Davis averaging 9.9.
The Spurs are 5-5 against the rest of their division. San Antonio leads the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 40.6 percent as a team from downtown this season. Davis Bertans paces them shooting 48.6 percent from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jrue Holiday is averaging 21.0 points and 4.7 rebounds for the Pelicans. Julius Randle has averaged 19.9 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 56.5 percent over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge has scored 23.3 points and totaled 7.5 rebounds while shooting 52.6 percent over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 5-5, averaging 110.8 points, 42.9 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 6.2 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting.
Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 118.6 points, 45.5 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.6 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 50.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting.
Pelicans Injuries: E'Twaun Moore: out (rest), Anthony Davis: out (left index finger), Nikola Mirotic: out (right calf strain).
Spurs Injuries: Dejounte Murray: out for season (knee), Davis Bertans: day to day (personal).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.
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