Wizards play the Pelicans on 4-game win streak
New Orleans Pelicans (2-12, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (9-3, first in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Washington heads into a matchup with New Orleans as winners of four games in a row.
The Wizards are 5-1 on their home court. Washington has a 3-0 record in games decided by less than 4 points.
The Pelicans have gone 1-6 away from home. New Orleans allows 111.7 points to opponents and has been outscored by 9.6 points per game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Kuzma is averaging 15 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Wizards. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Washington.
Devonte’ Graham is averaging 15.7 points and 5.4 assists for the Pelicans. Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 20.6 points and 12.9 rebounds while shooting 54.9% over the past 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 7-3, averaging 107.1 points, 48.5 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.8 points per game.
Pelicans: 1-9, averaging 102.5 points, 43.0 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points.
INJURIES: Wizards: Rui Hachimura: out (not with team), Bradley Beal: out (personal), Davis Bertans: out (ankle), Thomas Bryant: out (left knee).
Pelicans: Zion Williamson: out (foot).