5 things to know about the Pelicans on Dec. 4, 2022

An intriguing Sunday matinee launches a four-game homestand for New Orleans this afternoon. The Pelicans (14-8) will host Denver (14-8) at 2:30 p.m., in a matchup of Western Conference second-place teams. Tickets are available here.

Read the injury report for Nuggets-Pelicans. Both teams will be without at least one starter, as forward Michael Porter Jr. has been ruled out for Denver.

Peruse Pelicans.com’s Behind the Numbers game preview of Sunday’s tilt. See if you can find the Star Wars references in the FanDuel Keys to the Game (it’s Star Wars Sunday in the Smoothie King Center).

Read Saturday’s practice report, focusing on the team’s excellent defense through 22 games.

Watch Saturday post-practice video interviews with Willie Green and CJ McCollum, the latter discussing the team’s upcoming stretch of key West opponents.