Pelicans Struggle on Three-Game Losing Streak Against the Spurs

The Pelicans and Spurs Face Off: A Clash of Western Conference Teams with Recent Struggles and Key Players

The New Orleans Pelicans (45-31, seventh in the Western Conference) will face off against the San Antonio Spurs (18-58, 15th in the Western Conference) on Friday at 8 p.m. EDT. The Spurs are coming into the matchup on a losing streak of their own, having lost three straight games.

The Pelicans have a record of 9-6 against opponents in the Southwest Division and are ranked eighth in the league for allowing just 110.6 points per game while holding opponents to 46.1% shooting. On the other hand, the Spurs are 1-13 against the rest of the division and have a record of 10-30 in games decided by 10 points or more.

In terms of shooting percentages, the Pelicans are shooting 48.6% from the field this season, slightly lower than the 49.0% that the Spurs allow to their opponents. The Spurs, on the other hand, are shooting 46.2% from the field, slightly higher than the 46.1% that the Pelicans’ opponents have shot this season.

This will be their fourth meeting this season and it will be interesting to see how both teams play after their recent losses and injuries. Zion Williamson led New Orleans with an average of 24 points over his last three games while Devin Vassell scored an average of 25 points over his last two games for San Antonio . In terms of key players for New Orleans , Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 22 points over his last five games while Williamson is averaging 27 points over his last four games . For San Antonio , Victor Wembanyama is averaging 23 points ,9 rebounds ,7 assists and 3 blocks while Vassell is averaging 25 points over his last five games .

In their last ten games ,the Pelicans have a record of 5-5 , averaging 99 .8 points per game while San Antonio has a record of 3-7 , averaging 98 .7

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