Orlando heads to New Orleans for non-conference matchup

March 9, 2022 GMT

Orlando Magic (16-50, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (27-38, 10th in the Western Conference)

New Orleans; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans host Cole Anthony and the Orlando Magic in a non-conference matchup.

The Pelicans have gone 15-17 at home. New Orleans averages 13.5 turnovers per game and is 14-16 when it wins the turnover battle.

The Magic have gone 9-27 away from home. Orlando is 2-6 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Pelicans won the last meeting 110-104 on Dec. 24, with Ingram scoring 31 points points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ingram is scoring 22.8 points per game and averaging 5.7 rebounds for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum is averaging 27.8 points and 5.6 rebounds over the last 10 games for New Orleans.


Anthony is averaging 17.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists for the Magic. Wendell Carter Jr. is averaging 18.6 points and 12 rebounds over the past 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 119.1 points, 47.5 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 50.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points per game.

Magic: 3-7, averaging 107.4 points, 46.5 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 8.0 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.6 points.

INJURIES: Pelicans: Larry Nance Jr.: out (knee), Kira Lewis Jr.: out for season (knee), Zion Williamson: out (foot), Brandon Ingram: out (hamstring).

Magic: Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), Bol Bol: out (foot), Jalen Suggs: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.