New Orleans plays Orlando on 3-game win streak

December 23, 2021 GMT

New Orleans Pelicans (11-21, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (7-25, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans is looking to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Pelicans take on Orlando.

The Magic have gone 2-10 in home games. Orlando averages 14.5 turnovers per game and is 4-4 when it wins the turnover battle.

The Pelicans are 5-12 on the road. New Orleans is 7-13 in games decided by 10 points or more.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cole Anthony is averaging 19.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 18.2 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.

Brandon Ingram is scoring 23.5 points per game with 6.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists for the Pelicans. Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19 points and 11.4 rebounds over the last 10 games for New Orleans.


LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 3-7, averaging 105.5 points, 42.9 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points per game.

Pelicans: 6-4, averaging 110.5 points, 48.2 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 7.8 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.6 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Jalen Suggs: out (thumb), Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), E’Twaun Moore: out (knee), Michael Carter-Williams: out (left ankle), Moritz Wagner: out (health and safety protocols), Cole Anthony: out (ankle), Wendell Carter Jr.: out (knee), Mychal Mulder: out (health and safety protocols), Ignas Brazdeikis: out (health and safety protocols), R.J. Hampton: out (health and safety protocols), Terrence Ross: out (health and safety protocols), Markelle Fultz: out (knee), Mo Bamba: out (ankle).

Pelicans: Daulton Hommes: out (fibula), Jonas Valanciunas: out (illness), Kira Lewis Jr.: out for season (knee), Zion Williamson: out (foot).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.