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Spurs vs. Pelicans Showdown: Two Struggling Teams Face Off in Battle for Supremacy

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
Pelicans Struggle on Three-Game Losing Streak Against the Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs (18-58, 15th in the Western Conference) will face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (45-31, seventh in the Western Conference) on Friday at 8 p.m. EDT. The Pelicans are coming into the game with a three-game losing streak, while the Spurs have struggled with injuries and poor performance this season.

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 have struggled with injuries and poor performance this season, going 1-13 against teams within their own division and having a record of 10-30 in games decided by 10 points or more.

In terms of shooting percentages, both teams are similar, with New Orleans shooting slightly lower than average at 48.6% from the field this season compared to San Antonio’s allowed shooting percentage of 49.0%. The Spurs are also shooting slightly higher than average at 46.2% from the field compared to New Orleans’ opponents’ shooting percentage of 46.1%.

This is their fourth meeting this season, with New Orleans winning their last encounter on February third by a score of 114-113. Zion Williamson led New Orleans with an impressive performance, scoring a whopping 33 points while Devin Vassell scored a respectable amount for San Antonio at 28 points.

Key players for New Orleans include Jonas Valanciunas who has been performing well so far this season by averaging an impressive number of shots on target at 56% while scoring an average of around twelve points per game and Williamson who has been instrumental in their attacks over recent weeks by averaging around twenty four over his last ten games alone! For San Antonio Victor Wembanyama has been making waves as he averages an impressive twenty one points per game along with almost eleven rebounds while Vassell continues to improve his form by averaging seventeen over his last ten outings!

In terms of injuries, Brandon Ingram and Jose Alvarado are out for New Orleans while Jeremy Sochan

By Samantha Nguyen

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