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

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs will take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans will need to win most likely to get in as they are tied for the 8th seed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The game is scheduled for 7:00 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 fourth and final matchup of the season between the two teams. The Pelicans have won two of the first three contests. However the Spurs won the most recent matchup 95-93 in overtime on December 31st. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 26 points.

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

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 22-18 on the road and 55-26 overall. The Spurs are coming off their 107-91 win against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 22 points and 10 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 18 points.

New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-13 at home and 44-37 overall. The Pelicans are coming off a 100-88 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Tiago Splitter– Tiago Splitter is out with a tight right calf.

Matt Bonner– Matt Bonner is out with a calf injury.

New Orleans Pelicans

No signifcant injuries.

Key Pelicans Players

Anthony Davis- Anthony Davis is without question the best power forward in the league right now. Davis is averaging 24.3 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks. Expect a big game from Davis in a must win game.

Tyreke Evans– Tyreke Evans is one of the better combo guards in the league. He is averaging 16.6 points, 6.5 assists and 5.3 rebounds.

Prediction

100. 69. 97. 29.

The Spurs will lose in a close one as the Pelicans have everything to play for. Expect this game to go down to the last seconds.

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