Match preview: New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs

The New Orleans Pelicans will face the San Antonio Spurs on 26th March 2022(USA), as the race to the playoffs tightens up with less than 10 games left for every team in the regular season.

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Dec 15, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Devonte’ Graham (4) celebrates after hitting the game winning three point shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder as time expired during the second half at Paycom Center. New Orleans won 113-110. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

This will be a big match between two teams who are fighting for the play-in spots and the result of this match could have a huge impact on it.

Pelicans have been missing their key players throughout the season but still, they are in playoff contentions which is a good achievement for them.

Current record of both the teams:

  • The New Orleans Pelicans are currently having a record of 31-42 and are the 10th seed in the West
  • The San Antonio Spurs are currently having a record of 29-44 and are the 11th seed in the West

Injury Report

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New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs: Match Prediction, Injury Report & Players to watch out for 5

Pelicans:

  1. Brandon Ingram – Hamstring
  2. Zion Williamson – Knee
  3. Kira Lewis Jr. – ACL

Spurs:

  1. Doug McDermott – Ankle Sprain
  2. Lonnie Walker IV – Back
  3. Romeo Langford – Hamstring

Players to watch out for in New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs

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PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 02: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second quarter at Moda Center on December 02, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
  • CJ McCollum – Pelicans

CJ will need to have a big night to keep the Pelicans in the pole position for the play-in tournament as any slip-up could cost them.

  • Dejounte Murray – Spurs

Murray has been the best player on this Spurs team and will look to lead his team to a win against their rivals in the race for the play-in tournament.

Match Prediction & Telecast details:

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New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (3) plays against the Miami Heat in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

The Pelicans will be the favorites to win this game but it won’t be easy for them as Spurs are capable of causing an upset on any given day.

Prediction:

  • New Orleans Pelicans to win the game.

You can watch the game via NBA LEAGUE PASS.

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