Five things to know about the Pelicans on Dec. 17
1) It’s a Tuesday gameday for New Orleans (11-11), which will make its second stop on a current five-game road trip tonight at Golden State (13-12). Tip-off between the Pelicans and Warriors is at 9:30 p.m. Central. The game will be broadcast live by Fox Sports New Orleans and the Pelicans Radio Network (flagship 105.3 FM).
2) The Pelicans moved into 10th place by themselves in the Western Conference standings Monday, by virtue of a loss by Minnesota (12-13) in Boston. Golden State is currently in ninth place in the West, but New Orleans can leapfrog the Warriors with a victory Tuesday. Eighth-place Dallas (14-10) is two games ahead of New Orleans.
3) Tuesday’s game is the second matchup between NOLA and GSW this season; the Warriors escaped with a 102-101 victory in Louisiana on Nov. 26.
4) Read more details on Pelicans center Jason Smith’s excellent start to the 2013-14 season.
5) Listen to Monday’s episode of the Black & Blue Report, which includes sound from Eric Gordon and Monty Williams.