Ingram, New Orleans set for matchup with Oklahoma City
New Orleans Pelicans (6-12, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (6-11, 11th in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brandon Ingram leads New Orleans into a matchup against Oklahoma City. He currently ranks 10th in the league scoring 25.9 points per game.
The Thunder are 4-8 against Western Conference opponents. Oklahoma City has a 3-9 record when giving up 100 or more points.
The Pelicans are 5-8 in conference play. New Orleans is fifth in the NBA scoring 115.7 points per game while shooting 45.4 percent.
The two teams play for the second time this season. The Thunder defeated the Pelicans 115-104 in their last matchup on Nov. 2. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Oklahoma City with 23 points, and JJ Redick paced New Orleans scoring 17 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Danilo Gallinari leads the Thunder averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers and scoring 18.3 points per game while shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc. Dennis Schroder has averaged 15.2 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 46.8 percent over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
Redick leads the Pelicans averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers while scoring 15.3 points per game and shooting 48 percent from beyond the arc. Jrue Holiday has averaged 7.3 assists and scored 20.1 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 104.8 points, 41.2 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.1 points on 48.4 percent shooting.
Thunder: 3-7, averaging 101 points, 35.8 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.3 points on 49.6 percent shooting.
Thunder Injuries: Andre Roberson: day to day (knee), Hamidou Diallo: out (elbow).
Pelicans Injuries: Zion Williamson: out (right knee), Darius Miller: out (achilles), Derrick Favors: day to day (personal), Lonzo Ball: day to day (illness).