Tuesday, October 4 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The New Orleans Pelicans are on the road but looking no worse for wear. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the San Antonio Spurs as New Orleans lead 95-57.

The Pelicans have been relying on center Jaxson Hayes, who has 16 points along with eight rebounds and three blocks, and shooting guard CJ McCollum, who has 20 points in addition to four boards. One thing to keep an eye out for is Jonas Valanciunas’ foul situation as he currently sits at four.

The top scorers for San Antonio have been shooting guard Devin Vassell (16 points) and point guard Dejounte Murray (14 points).

New Orleans’ lead is the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who’s Playing

New Orleans @ San Antonio

Current Records: New Orleans 28-41; San Antonio 27-43

What to Know

The New Orleans Pelicans have enjoyed the comforts of home their last four games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the San Antonio Spurs at 8:30 p.m. ET Friday at AT&T Center after having had a few days off. New Orleans has been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with San Antonio and is hoping to record their first win since Dec. 27 of 2020.

The game between the Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday was not particularly close, with New Orleans falling 131-115. A silver lining for New Orleans was the play of power forward Herbert Jones, who had 22 points along with five boards.

Meanwhile, it was a close one, but on Wednesday San Antonio sidestepped the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 122-120 victory. The overall outcome was to be expected, but OKC made it more of a contest than the oddsmakers had predicted. It was another big night for the Spurs’ point guard Dejounte Murray, who almost posted a triple-double on 26 points, 12 dimes, and nine rebounds.

The Pelicans are now 28-41 while San Antonio sits at 27-43. Two stats to keep an eye on: New Orleans enters the matchup with 20.4 fouls drawn per game on average, good for fourth best in the league. But San Antonio comes into the matchup boasting the second fewest fouls per game in the league at 18.3. The ref’s whistle might dictate the flow of action in this one.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: AT&T Center — San Antonio, Texas
  • TV: Bally Sports – New Orleans
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $20.00


The Spurs are a slight 2-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Spurs as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

San Antonio have won 16 out of their last 23 games against New Orleans.

  • Feb 12, 2022 – San Antonio 124 vs. New Orleans 114
  • Dec 12, 2021 – San Antonio 112 vs. New Orleans 97
  • Apr 24, 2021 – San Antonio 110 vs. New Orleans 108
  • Feb 27, 2021 – San Antonio 117 vs. New Orleans 114
  • Dec 27, 2020 – New Orleans 98 vs. San Antonio 95
  • Aug 09, 2020 – San Antonio 122 vs. New Orleans 113
  • Jan 22, 2020 – San Antonio 121 vs. New Orleans 117
  • Feb 02, 2019 – San Antonio 113 vs. New Orleans 108
  • Jan 26, 2019 – San Antonio 126 vs. New Orleans 114
  • Nov 19, 2018 – New Orleans 140 vs. San Antonio 126
  • Nov 03, 2018 – San Antonio 109 vs. New Orleans 95
  • Apr 11, 2018 – New Orleans 122 vs. San Antonio 98
  • Mar 15, 2018 – San Antonio 98 vs. New Orleans 93
  • Feb 28, 2018 – New Orleans 121 vs. San Antonio 116
  • Nov 22, 2017 – New Orleans 107 vs. San Antonio 90
  • Mar 03, 2017 – San Antonio 101 vs. New Orleans 98
  • Jan 27, 2017 – New Orleans 119 vs. San Antonio 103
  • Dec 18, 2016 – San Antonio 113 vs. New Orleans 100
  • Oct 29, 2016 – San Antonio 98 vs. New Orleans 79
  • Mar 30, 2016 – San Antonio 100 vs. New Orleans 92
  • Mar 03, 2016 – San Antonio 94 vs. New Orleans 86
  • Feb 03, 2016 – San Antonio 110 vs. New Orleans 97
  • Nov 20, 2015 – New Orleans 104 vs. San Antonio 90

Injury Report for San Antonio

  • Josh Richardson: Game-Time Decision (Calf)
  • Devontae Cacok: Game-Time Decision (Heel)
  • Keita Bates-Diop: Out (Back)
  • Romeo Langford: Out (Hamstring)
  • Doug McDermott: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for New Orleans

  • Brandon Ingram: Out (Hamstring)
  • Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Knee)
  • Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)
  • Kira Lewis Jr.: Out for the Season (Knee)

Source: CBSSports.com


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