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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
16-8 8-2 W5
16-9 7-3 W4
13-11 5-5 W3
7-18 1-9 W1
7-18 4-6 L1

Top Pelicans News

  • Pelicans' CJ McCollum: Efficiency issues persist

    McCollum closed with eight points (3-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, four assists and two blocks across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 104-98 win over the Pistons.

    McCollum has scored less than 10 points in all three games since returning after missing time due to the league's health and safety protocols. The star guard also posted his second-highest turnover tally of the season while picking up four fouls in Thursday's win. Fantasy managers should expect McCollum to take time to work back up to speed, as he is 8-of-33 from the field in his last three contests.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Questionable Friday

    Alvarado (rib) is questionable for Friday's game against the Suns, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

    Alvarado exited Wednesday's game against Detroit due to a rib contusion but underwent X-rays that came back negative. It's not yet clear whether he'll be able to suit up Friday, but Devonte' Graham and Dyson Daniels are candidates to see increased run if Alvarado is unavailable.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Remains sidelined Friday

    Jones (ankle) is out Friday's game against the Suns, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

    Jones will miss his fourth straight game Friday due to a left ankle sprain. Dyson Daniels has started all three games in his absence. Jones' next opportunity to play is Sunday's game against Phoenix.

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  • Pelicans' Brandon Ingram: Remains out Friday

    Ingram (toe) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Suns, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.

    Ingram will be unavailable for a sixth consecutive game as he continues to deal with a sprained left toe. His next chance to return will be Sunday against Phoenix.

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  • Pelicans' Naji Marshall: Delivers strong scoring performance

    Marshall closed Wednesday's 104-98 victory over the Pistons with 17 points (6-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal across 30 minutes.

    Marshall looked sharp following a tough showing against the Nuggets on Sunday, when he finished with three points and three boards in 24 minutes of action. The Xavier product missed only one attempt from the field during Wednesday's clash and also made his presence known on the defensive end by collecting a season-high two blocks. Marshall is averaging 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists through 22 contests this season.

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  • Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Paces team with 29 points

    Williamson totaled 29 points (11-16 FG, 7-11 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal across 33 minutes during Wednesday's 104-98 victory over the Pistons.

    Williamson led the Pelicans in scoring and enjoyed an efficient shooting night. He's been a regular at the free-throw line over his last four games, attempting 11 or more shots from the charity stripe. He's also scored 25 points or more and has secured three double-doubles during this span.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Solid showing from downtown

    Murphy notched 20 points (6-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal across 35 minutes during Wednesday's 104-98 win over Detroit.

    Murphy scored 12 of his 20 points from beyond the arc and recorded a block for the fourth time in five games. He's responded well since returning from a foot injury Nov. 25, averaging 19.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals over his last six appearances.

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  • Pelicans' Jose Alvarado: Won't return Wednesday

    Alvarado is out for the remainder of Wednesday's game versus the Pistons due to a rib contusion.

    Alvarado tallied two points, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes before exiting Wednesday's game. However, X-rays on his ribs came back negative. Alvarado's status for Friday's game versus Phoenix is uncertain.

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  • Pelicans' Devonte' Graham: Active Wednesday

    Graham (toe) is active Wednesday against Detroit.

    Despite nursing a right toe sprain, Graham will be available off the bench for the Hornets once again. The guard has averaged 5.8 points and 2.2 assists in 23 previous appearances.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Won't suit up Wednesday

    Jones (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game versus the Pistons.

    Jones' doubtful designation on the initial injury report had him trending in this direction anyway, but Jones will officially miss his third straight contest Wednesday. His next chance to suit up arrives Friday against the Suns. Meanwhile, Dyson Daniels will likely line up for another start.

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  • Pelicans' Dereon Seabron: Scores 19 efficient points

    Seabron delivered 19 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and a steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Legends.

    The former NC State standout has been extremely productive at the G League level and has scored in double digits in all but one of his appearances, including at least 14 points in each of the last three. Seabron is averaging 16.7 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the field this season.

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  • Pelicans' Brandon Ingram: Won't play Wednesday

    Ingram (toe) won't suit up for Wednesday's game versus the Pistons, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Ingram didn't participate in practice Tuesday, foreshadowing his absence for a fifth straight contest Wednesday. With that game off the table, Ingram's next opportunity to retake the floor surfaces Friday versus the Suns.

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  • Pelicans' Herbert Jones: Likely out versus Detroit

    Jones (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Jones will likely miss his third straight game Wednesday due to a left ankle sprain. Dyson Daniels, Trey Murphy and Naji Marshall should continue seeing extended minutes in Jones' expected absence. If he can't go versus the Pistons, Jones' next chance to play is Friday's game against Phoenix.

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  • Pelicans' Devonte' Graham: Questionable to play Wednesday

    Graham is considered a question mark to play Wednesday versus the Pistons due to a right big toe sprain, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Graham remains a consistent contributor in the backcourt for New Orleans and has recently seen an uptick in playing time with Brandon Ingram (toe) sidelined. His status for Wednesday should be clarified ahead of Wednesday's opening tip, but another absence from Graham could leave the Pelicans further shorthanded.

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2021 Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 109.3
(21st)
110.3
(13th)

Injuries

Player Injury
B. Ingram SF Brandon Ingram SF Toe
H. Jones SG Herbert Jones SG Ankle
J. Alvarado PG Jose Alvarado PG Ribs
E. Liddell SF E.J. Liddell SF Knee

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