5 things to know about the Pelicans on Nov. 2, 2022

After two days without a game, New Orleans (4-2) is back on the court Wednesday, visiting the Los Angeles Lakers (1-5) at 9:30 p.m. Central. Pregame coverage on Bally Sports New Orleans and WRNO 99.5 FM begins at 9.

The Pelicans practiced Tuesday in Los Angeles. Watch post-practice interviews with Willie Green, Herb Jones and Trey Murphy. https://www.nba.com/pelicans/videos/willie-green-on-jonas-valanciunas-zion-williamson-west-coast-trip-11-1-2022

Watch an All-Access video from NBA.com of a day at Pelicans practice in the Ochsner Sports Performance Center. https://www.nba.com/watch/video/all-access-new-orleans-pelicans-2

On Western Conference Wednesday, New Orleans (4-2) is currently in fifth place. Among the four teams ahead of the Pelicans in the standings, two of them (Utah, San Antonio) were projected by virtually everyone to not finish in the West’s top 10.