Having won six of its last seven games, New Orleans will try to continue to improve its position in the Western Conference standings and postseason chase Saturday, hosting the LA Clippers at 7:30 p.m. (Bally Sports, 99.5, 105.7 FM). There are no changes to the Pelicans’ injury list Friday afternoon, with Jose Alvarado (right tibial stress reaction), E.J. Liddell (right knee ACL injury recovery) and Zion Williamson (right hamstring strain) all out.
For the Clippers, Paul George (knee) and Marcus Morris Sr. (health and safety protocols) are out for Friday’s game at Memphis. Kawhi Leonard (personal reasons) is listed as questionable.
Previous Game Starting Lineups
LA CLIPPERS (41-36, 5TH IN WEST)
Wednesday win at Memphis
Note: Saturday’s game in New Orleans is a back-to-back for the Clippers, who will visit Memphis for a second straight time Friday
Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon, Terance Mann, Nicolas Batum, Ivica Zubac
NEW ORLEANS (39-38, 7TH IN WEST)
Thursday win at Denver
CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Trey Murphy, Brandon Ingram, Jonas Valanciunas