Five things to know about the Pelicans on Dec. 28
1) New Orleans (13-14) moved within a game of .500 on Friday, posting a relatively comfortable 16-point victory over Denver in front of a sellout home crowd.
2) Watch postgame video of Tyreke Evans, whose outstanding recent stretch nearly featured a triple-double against the Nuggets.
3) Eric Gordon and Jason Smith both missed Friday’s game due to injury. Anthony Morrow started in place of Gordon at shooting guard.
4) The Pelicans are right back in action Saturday, facing the Houston Rockets (20-11) in Texas tonight at 7 p.m. Fox Sports New Orleans and the Pelicans Radio Network will broadcast the game live. The team is hosting an official watch party for Pelicans-Rockets at Manning's in downtown New Orleans.
5) New Orleans players will have Sunday off, then host Portland at 7 p.m. on Monday. Tickets are available here.