Golden State takes on New Orleans, looks to end 5-game slide
New Orleans Pelicans (7-22, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (5-24, 15th in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Golden State enters the matchup with New Orleans after losing five games in a row.
The Warriors are 3-17 in conference play. Golden State is at the bottom of the Western Conference averaging just 104.6 points per game.
The Pelicans are 6-13 in conference play. New Orleans has a 7-19 record when scoring more than 100 points.
The teams meet for the third time this season. The Pelicans won 108-100 in the last meeting on Nov. 17. JJ Redick led New Orleans with 26 points, and Eric Paschall led Golden State with 30 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: D’Angelo Russell leads the Warriors scoring 21.8 points per game and averaging 3.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists. Alec Burks is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers and 16.2 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.
Redick leads the Pelicans averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers while scoring 15.9 points per game and shooting 45.8 percent from beyond the arc. Jrue Holiday has averaged 5.6 assists and scored 20.2 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 1-9, averaging 99.2 points, 41.4 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 8.7 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 42.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110 points on 48.3 percent shooting.
Pelicans: 1-9, averaging 106.8 points, 44.9 rebounds, 24 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting.
INJURIES: Warriors: Klay Thompson: out (left knee acl tear), Stephen Curry: out (hand).
Pelicans: Zion Williamson: out (right knee), Darius Miller: out (achilles).