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ORACLE Arena will host a matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Warriors currently hold a 13-12 record and have shown signs of being both a good and bad team this season. Entering with a record of 11-11, the Pelicans have been a middling team this season. This game has a start time of 10:30 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-NO and CSN-BA.

After their 106-102 loss to the Suns, the Warriors are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Stephen Curry was the game's high scorer, scoring 30 points. The Pelicans, meanwhile, are coming off a 102-93 loss to the Nuggets. Leading the game in scoring, Ryan Anderson had 26 points. This is the second game of the year between these two teams, with the Warriors winning the first matchup, 102-101. In the victory, Klay Thompson led all scorers with 22 points.

When evaluating eFG%, Golden State could have a healthy advantage on offense. They're ranked fourth in the league in that category at 52.5%, while New Orleans's suspect eFG% defense is ranked 29th, allowing opponents to connect at a rate of 52.1% this year. Moreover, the Pelicans are among the NBA's elite on the offensive backboards, ranking fifth in OR% at 29.2%. But the Warriors rank fifth at corralling defensive rebounds with a DR% of 75.7%.

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