Pelicans' Holiday expected to play vs. Spurs

April 14, 2015

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says guard Jrue Holiday ''should be ready to play'' in Wednesday night's high-stakes regular season finale against the San Antonio Spurs.

The Pelicans would clinch their first playoff berth since 2011 with a victory. A loss would likely end New Orleans' season unless Oklahoma City is upset by league-worst Minnesota that same night.

Williams says Holiday is well-rested after sitting out Monday night's victory at Minnesota but remains on minute restrictions.

Holiday has played in two games - about 15 minutes in each - since returning last Friday from a lower right leg injury that sidelined him for 41 straight games.


For the season, Holiday, a former Eastern Conference All-Star with Philadelphia, has averaged 14.9 points and 6.9 assists in 39 games.