Holiday, Pelicans take on the Kings
Sacramento; Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans take on De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings in Western Conference play Wednesday.
The Kings are 20-20 in Western Conference games. Sacramento allows 110.9 points to opponents and has been outscored by 1.9 points per game.
The Pelicans are 17-25 in conference play. New Orleans is fourth in the NBA scoring 116.2 points per game while shooting 46.2 percent.
The Pelicans won the last matchup between these two teams 117-115 on Jan. 4. Lonzo Ball scored 24 points to help lead New Orleans to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Fox is averaging 20.4 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Kings. Nemanja Bjelica has averaged 6.8 rebounds and added 9.4 points per game over the last 10 games for Sacramento.
Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans averaging 24.3 points and collecting 6.2 rebounds. Ball has averaged 3.3 made 3-pointers and scored 15.2 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 7-3, averaging 114.8 points, 43.4 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 8.6 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 48.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting.
Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 118.7 points, 49.3 rebounds, 31.3 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116 points on 46.4 percent shooting.
INJURIES: Kings: Marvin Bagley III: out (foot).