Five things to know about the Pelicans on Aug. 1, 2020

by Jim Eichenhofer

1)      As Josh Hart put it while describing New Orleans’ playoff pursuit Friday, “We’re fighting for something we really want. If we really want it, we’ve got to go out there and do it, and not make any excuses.”  The Pelicans (28-37) know that time is of the essence with only seven games remaining in the 2019-20 regular season, including Saturday’s 5 p.m. Central meeting vs. the LA Clippers. Pregame coverage on Fox Sports New Orleans and 100.3 FM begins at 4:30, with a pre-pregame show on at 4.

2)      Watch a hype video for Pelicans-Clippers.

3)      Check out’s statistical preview of Saturday’s game.

4)      David Griffin explained the process of Zion Williamson ramping up for game play, after the rookie missed all three of NOLA’s scrimmages.

5)      Griffin, Hart and Alvin Gentry spoke to the media after Friday’s practice.

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