NBA Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans (30-39)


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vs. Mem 
W 109-99
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@ Sac 
L 125-140
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vs. Was 
W 118-107
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vs. SA 
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@ Sac 
6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST7:00 PM CST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 PM CT0:00

Holiday scores 28; Pelicans top Wizards without Williamson

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Jrue Holiday scored 28 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Washington Wizards 118-107 without star rookie Zion Williamson on Friday night, improving their chances of earning a Western Conference playoff spot.

Williamson, the top pick in the 2019 NBA draft, rested. The Pelicans continued their practice of holding him out of the second game of back-to-backs, as they did before the hiatus while managing his recovery from a right meniscus tear. Williamson also left the team three weeks ago to attend to a family medical matter, which has affected his conditioning.

Without him, the Pelicans still shot 48 percent. New Orleans is 2 1/2 games behind eighth-place Memphis in the West and 1 1/2 games behind ninth-place Portland with three games remaining. To force a play-in, a team must be in ninth place and within four games of the eighth-place team.

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Leaders
Points: Brandon Ingram23.9
Rebounds: Derrick Favors9.8
Assists: Lonzo Ball7.0
FG%: Brandon Ingram46.3%
Steals: Jrue Holiday1.65
Blocks: Derrick Favors0.90
Defense (Rank)
Points: 116.9 (27)
Rebounds: 44.9 (15)
Assists: 24.5 (14)
FG%: 46.4% (18)
FT%: 78.5% (25)
3P%: 35.8% (18)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.9 (5)
Rebounds: 46.8 (5)
Assists: 26.9 (2)
FG%: 46.3% (13)
FT%: 72.6% (29)
3P%: 37.1% (7)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
x-Houston 43 25 .632 11.5
x-Dallas 41 30 .577 15.0
Memphis 33 37 .471 22.5
San Antonio 30 38 .441 24.5
New Orleans 30 39 .435 25.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/6/2020 Sindarius Thornwell Signed for the Rest of the Season
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/29/2019 Darius Miller Ruptured Achilles tendon
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