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Anthony Davis (3.10 BPG), the league-leader in blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans will be at home in New Orleans Arena to play against the Portland Trail Blazers. With a 13-15 record, the Pelicans look to take another step towards .500 with a win. Entering with a record of 24-6, the Trail Blazers have played exceptionally well this season. This game will begin at 8:00 pm EST and CSN-NW and FSN-NO will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Pelicans are expecting better results after their 107-98 loss to the Rockets. Despite the loss, Ryan Anderson earned his fourth double-double of the year. He recorded 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Pelicans. Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers are coming off a tough 108-107 loss to the Heat. Wesley Matthews had a team-high 23 points. This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Trail Blazers winning the first matchup, 110-107. Damian Lillard was the game's top overall scorer with 29 points.

New Orleans could put on a ball-control clinic in this one. They're ranked third in the NBA at avoiding errors (TO% of only 13.3%). Additionally, Portland forces the fewest turnovers in the league (13.6%).


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