New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento Kings Preview and Predictions -03-11-2020
When and where: March 11, 2020, Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA, 10:30 PM ET
The youth movement will be on full display when the New Orleans Pelicans travel to California for a head-to-head meeting with the Sacramento Kings. Since putting an end to a three-game slump, the Pelicans have bounced back with consecutive wins over The Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat. However, things haven’t been as smooth for a Kings team that has lost two of their last three games to the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers.
A Holiday to remember
Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday made sure people remembered his name on Sunday night.
It’s easy to get lost in translation with a team with so many young and burgeoning stars. Rookie forward Zion Williamson remains the A-side of the ticket, and there is still a worldwide infatuation with Lonzo Ball and rest of the Ball family. Brandon Ingram is currently the leading scorer for the Pelicans. It’s an easy list to get buried on for even a talented veteran player like Holiday.
He let his play speak for itself by nearly posting a triple-double against the Timberwolves, finishing the game with a season-high 37 points, eight assists and nine rebounds. The Pelicans covered as 7-point favorites in a 120-107 shellacking.
Next on the itinerary is the Kings.
Despite having the fourth-worst scoring defense, the Pelicans have played better in recent outings with opponents averaging 112.7 points in their last three games. They can find solace in the fact that the Kings don’t wear the crown when it comes to scoring offense. The team is ranked 19th in the league in offensive efficiency, which isn’t good enough to scare the Pelicans’ struggling defense.
Williamson seems to get better with each outing. Hard times are ahead for the rest of the league when he reaches his full potential. He’s already a terrifying force as a student of the game. That force is capable of crushing a Kings defense allowing a 118.0-point scoring average.
The Kings’ royal letdown
After putting together a 4-1 run, the Kings had an opportunity to knock off the defending champion Raptors at home as 5-point dogs, but their perimeter defense failed them when it mattered most. They are neck-and-neck with the Pelicans in their bid to surpass the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth seed in the Western Conference standings. So Sunday’s loss didn’t do them any favors as far as postseason odds go.
They’ll try to turn it around in Wednesday’s run-in with a dangerous Pelicans team. The impossible task of guarding Williamson now falls on a Kings defense that is allowing an average 47.9 percent shooting in their last three outings.
They’ll have to be more efficient on the offensive end of the floor to make up for the struggles on defense. The team is shooting 45.5 percent on the road and scoring an average 109.0 points per game. It’s worth noting that the Pelicans have the third-best 3-point shooting percentage in the league. That gunslinger approach is one they should consider after watching the Raptors light up the Kings for 19 3-pointers on Sunday.
New Orleans Pelicans Live Stream Schedule
|Wed, Oct 23||@Toronto||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Oct 26||vsDallas||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Oct 27||@Houston||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Oct 29||vsGolden State||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Nov 1||vsDenver||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Nov 3||@Oklahoma City||4:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Nov 5||@Brooklyn||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 9||vsToronto||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Nov 10||@Charlotte||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Nov 12||vsHouston||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Nov 15||vsLA||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Nov 17||@Miami||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Nov 18||vsGolden State||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Nov 20||vsPortland||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Nov 22||@Phoenix||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Nov 24||@Utah||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Nov 25||@LA||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Nov 28||vsLos Angeles||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Nov 30||@Oklahoma City||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 2||vsOklahoma City||5:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Dec 4||vsDallas||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Dec 6||vsPhoenix||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Dec 8||@Dallas||2:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Dec 10||vsDetroit||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 12||@Milwaukee||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Dec 14||@Philadelphia||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 16||vsOrlando||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Dec 18||vsBrooklyn||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 19||@Minnesota||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Dec 21||@Golden State||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Dec 24||@Portland||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Dec 26||@Denver||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Dec 29||vsIndiana||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Dec 30||vsHouston||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Jan 4||@Los Angeles||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 5||@Sacramento||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Jan 7||vsUtah||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Jan 9||vsChicago||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Jan 11||@New York||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 12||@Boston||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Jan 14||@Detroit||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Jan 17||vsUtah||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Jan 19||vsLA||3:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Jan 21||@Memphis||5:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Jan 23||vsSan Antonio||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Jan 25||vsDenver||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Jan 27||vsBoston||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Jan 29||@Cleveland||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Feb 1||vsMemphis||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Feb 3||@Houston||2:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Feb 5||vsMilwaukee||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Feb 7||@Chicago||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 9||@Indiana||7:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Feb 12||vsPortland||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Feb 14||vsOklahoma City||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Feb 22||@Portland||10:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Feb 24||@Golden State||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Feb 26||@Los Angeles||10:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Feb 29||vsCleveland||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 2||vsLos Angeles||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Mar 4||vsMinnesota||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Mar 5||@Dallas||8:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Mar 7||vsMiami||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 9||@Minnesota||2:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Mar 12||@Sacramento||9:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Mar 14||@Utah||8:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Mar 15||@LA||9:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Mar 17||vsAtlanta||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Mar 19||vsSan Antonio||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Mar 22||@Memphis||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 23||vsSacramento||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Mar 25||vsMemphis||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Thu, Mar 28||vsNew York||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Mar 30||@Orlando||5:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Apr 1||@Atlanta||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Apr 2||@Washington||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sat, Apr 6||@San Antonio||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Mon, Apr 8||vsCharlotte||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Wed, Apr 10||vsPhoenix||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Fri, Apr 12||vsPhiladelphia||6:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Sun, Apr 14||vsWashington||7:00 AM||Youpit Network|
|Tue, Apr 16||@San Antonio||6:30 AM||Youpit Network|
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New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Pelicans compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays their home games in the Smoothie King Center.
The Pelicans were established as the New Orleans Hornets in the 2002–03 season when then-owner of the Charlotte Hornets, George Shinn, relocated the franchise to New Orleans. Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the franchise temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City, where they spent two seasons officially known as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. The team returned to New Orleans full-time for the 2007–08 season. On January 24, 2013, the franchise announced it would rename itself the Pelicans, effective after the conclusion of the 2012–13 season. The Charlotte Hornets’ name, history, and records from 1988 to 2002 were returned to its original city to be used by the then Charlotte Bobcats franchise, which subsequently became the Charlotte Hornets, starting May 20, 2014.
In 16 seasons of play since the original franchise relocated from North Carolina, the Louisiana franchise has achieved an overall regular season record of 610–686, and has qualified for the playoffs seven times. Their achievements include two playoff series victories and one division title.