Phoenix faces New Orleans in Western Conference battle
New Orleans Pelicans (5-9, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (7-6, seventh in the Western Conference)
Phoenix; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
New Orleans faces Phoenix for a Western Conference matchup.
Phoenix went 11-41 in Western Conference action and 12-29 at home a season ago. The Suns shot 45.9% from the field and 32.9% from 3-point range last season.
New Orleans went 33-49 overall and 23-29 in Western Conference action a season ago. The Pelicans averaged 115.4 points per game last season, 58.2 in the paint, 16.1 off of turnovers and 14.8 on fast breaks.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
Suns Injuries: Ricky Rubio: day to day (back), Cameron Johnson: day to day (right knee), Frank Kaminsky: day to day (left hip), Ty Jerome: out (ankle), Dario Saric: day to day (right knee), Aron Baynes: out (hip).
Pelicans Injuries: Jahlil Okafor: day to day (left ankle), Zion Williamson: out (right knee), Darius Miller: out (achilles), Derrick Favors: out (lower back spasms), Josh Hart: out (knee/ankle), Lonzo Ball: day to day (adductor).