On Thursday morning, the Washington Wizards travel to take on the New Orleans Pelicans at 6:30 AM on NBA League Pass.
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These two teams met just four days ago when the Wizards beat the Anthony Davis-less Pelicans 124-114 in Washington.
Otto Porter Jr. had a standout performance in that game scoring 29 points on an effective 12-for-15 from the field, knocking down three of his four 3-point attempts to go with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Julius Randle stepped up big in Davis' absence with 29 points (10-16 FG), 15 rebounds and seven assists it was not enough to send the Pelicans home with a win.
Davis will play today, as he made his return versus Boston on Tuesday. The Pelicans fell to the Celtics 124-107 despite 27 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks from AD. They are currently on a four-game losing streak, which is unfortunately not their longest so far this season.
After starting the year 4-0, the Pelicans lost six consecutive games and they are now under .500 at 10-11. Regardless of their record, Davis has been must-see-TV every game averaging 27.0 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.7 blocks and 1.6 steals per contest.
The matchup to look out for in this one isn't either of the Pelicans' bigs though as Jrue Holiday, who was First Team All-Defense last season, will try and shut down the Wizards' star point guard John Wall who is coming off of a huge game against the Houston Rockets.
Wall posted 36 points and 11 assists, his partner Bradley Beal scored 32 points and Markieff Morris added 22 off the bench in the Wizards overtime home win over the Rockets. They were able to hold off James Harden, who had 54 points on the day, to secure their third win in four games.
John Wall scores a season-high 36 PTS & dishes out 11 ASTS to give the @WashWizards the OT victory! #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/shprvdkBer- NBA (@NBA) November 27, 2018
Despite all the trade rumours surrounding this Wizards' squad, they've found a way to string together some wins behind strong play from the players mentioned above, as well as Kelly Oubre Jr. and Jeff Green.
The struggling Pelicans will try to use this home game to try and get their season trending in the right direction while the Wizards will look to continue this little hot streak they have been riding.