Ingram, Pelicans set for matchup with the Kings
New Orleans Pelicans (11-24, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (13-22, 12th in the Western Conference)
Sacramento; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans visit the Sacramento Kings. Ingram currently ranks 10th in the league averaging 25.2 points per game.
The Kings are 9-13 in Western Conference games. Sacramento has a 7-20 record when giving up over 100 points.
The Pelicans are 9-15 in Western Conference play. New Orleans ranks fourth in the Western Conference shooting 36.7 percent from deep. JJ Redick leads the Pelicans shooting 46 percent from 3-point range.
The Kings and Pelicans meet Saturday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: De’Aaron Fox is scoring 17.6 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds for the Kings. Richaun Holmes has averaged 8.8 rebounds and added 16.2 points per game over the last 10 games for Sacramento.
Ingram leads the Pelicans scoring 25.2 points and collecting 6.9 rebounds. Jrue Holiday has averaged 6.2 assists and scored 20.3 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 2-8, averaging 107 points, 43.3 rebounds, 23.4 assists, seven steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points on 46.0 percent shooting.
Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 111.2 points, 49 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting.
INJURIES: Kings: Marvin Bagley III: out (foot), Bogdan Bogdanovic: day to day (undisclosed).
Pelicans: Zion Williamson: out (knee), Darius Miller: out (achilles).