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San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans: Prediction,Key Players,Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the AT&T Center.

The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the third matchup out of four between the two teams. The Pelicans won the first two match ups of the series. They won by one point on November 8 and won by seven points last Friday.

How will the Spurs fare against the Pelicans? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 19-14 overall and 10-5 at home. The Spurs are coming off a 95-87 loss to the Memphis Grizzles on Tuesday night. Cory Joseph and Marco Belinelli both led the way with 18 points apiece for the Spurs.

New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are 16-15 overall and 6-11 on the road. The Pelicans are coming off a 110-106 win against the Phoenix Suns. Anthony Davis had 19 points and 18 rebounds, Tyreke Evans finished with 24 points and 8 rebounds.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard– Kawhi Leonard is out with a bruise on his right hand.

Tony Parker– Tony Parker has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

New Orleans Pelicans

No significant injuries.

Players to Watch For Houston Rockets

Anthony Davis- Do I need to say much. Anthony Davis is arguably the best big man in the entire league. He is averaging 24.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 3 blocks a game. Davis is as consistent as they come, on both ends of the floor, the Spurs will have their hands full.

Jrue Holiday– With Tony Parker out for the Spurs, Jrue Holiday is a player to keep an eye on for the Pelicans. Holiday like Davis is good on both ends. Holiday is averaging 15.5 points and 7.2 assists.

Tyreke Evans- Tyreke Evans is one of the better all-around players in the NBA. He can score, pass, rebound and defend multiple positions. Evans is averaging 16.4 points, 5.6 assists and 5.3 rebounds. He is a triple double threat, every time he steps on the floor.

Prediction

103. 29. 96. 69.

The San Antonio Spurs will take care of a more tired team, that was involved in a down to the wire game Tuesday. Patty Mills will provide a spark and Manu Ginobili (6 points) will bounce back after a shaky game against Memphis. The Spurs will end the year on a good note.

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