Five things to know about the Pelicans on Dec. 1, 2019

by Jim Eichenhofer

1)      It’s a rematch Sunday when New Orleans (6-13) hosts Oklahoma City (7-11) at 4 p.m. in the Smoothie King Center. Tickets are available here.

2)      With no shootaround this morning, read our statistical preview of Thunder-Pelicans.

3)      The Thunder improved to 2-0 vs. the Pelicans this season Friday, posting a 109-104 home win.

4)      Read Saturday’s injury report.

2)      Today’s game concludes Week 6 of the NBA schedule for New Orleans, which is 0-2 due to prior losses to the Lakers and Thunder. The Pelicans’ Week 7 slate consists of Tuesday and Saturday matchups against Luka Doncic and Dallas, sandwiched around a Thursday home tilt vs. Phoenix. New Orleans has dropped to the No. 13 spot in the West, but is still just 2.5 games behind eighth-place Phoenix (8-10), which is also tied with Sacramento (8-10) but holds an early tiebreaking edge on the Kings.

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