News and updates from Chesapeake Energy Arena prior to Friday’s Western Conference game New Orleans and Oklahoma City:

• Pelicans Coach Monty Williams on his lineups during the final week of the season: “It will be matchup-based from here on out. I don’t know if there is a better (frontcourt) in the NBA (than Oklahoma City’s group), because Kevin Durant is maybe the most unique player I’ve ever coached against or seen since I’ve been in the NBA.”

1) New Orleans (32-46) will face Oklahoma City (57-21) at 7 p.m. tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder are currently second in the Western Conference and appear headed for the No. 2 seed after winning at the third-place Clippers on Wednesday.

2) The Pelicans made it official Thursday that Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon will miss the remaining four games of the season due to injury.