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On Friday at 8 p.m. EDT, the San Antonio Spurs (18-58, 15th in the Western Conference) will face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (45-31, seventh in the Western Conference) in New Orleans. The Pelicans have lost three straight games leading up to this matchup.

In terms of records against opponents in the Southwest Division, the Pelicans are 9-6 and ranked eighth in the league for allowing just 110.6 points per game while holding opponents to 46.1% shooting. However, the Spurs are struggling with a record of 1-13 against other teams in the division and a record of 10-30 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Pelicans are shooting an impressive 48.6% from the field this season, which is higher than what their opponents have shot on average (46.2%). The Spurs, on the other hand, are shooting slightly below their opponents’ average at 46.2% from the field but have been performing well overall this season with an average of 22 points scored per game and a field goal percentage of .508%.

This will be the fourth time that these two teams meet this season, with New Orleans winning their last encounter on February 3rd by a score of 114-113. Zion Williamson led New Orleans with a massive performance of 33 points during that matchup while Devin Vassell scored only one less point for San Antonio at 28 points each.

Key players for New Orleans include Jonas Valanciunas who is averaging an impressive scoring rate of .56 and has pulled down an average of around .7 rebounds per game and Williamson who has been having a phenomenal run recently by averaging over .24 points over his last ten appearances. For San Antonio, Victor Wembanyama has been averaging over .20 points per game as well as around .7 rebounds while Devin Vassell has been putting up around .17 points per game over his last ten appearances as well as pulling down an average of around .7 rebounds each night.

In recent times, both teams have had some injuries affecting their rosters – Brandon Ingram and Jose Alvarado are out for New Orleans while Jeremy Sochan, Devin Vassell, Keldon Johnson, Dominick Barlow and Charles Bassey are dealing with various injuries for San Antonio.

Overall, it’s going to be a thrilling contest between two struggling teams looking to improve their records before entering playoff season ends soon!

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