New Orleans puts road win streak on the line against Orlando

New Orleans Pelicans (42-26, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (41-28, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans will try to keep its four-game road win streak intact when the Pelicans face Orlando.

The Magic have gone 24-9 at home. Orlando is 5-7 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Pelicans are 22-13 in road games. New Orleans has a 1-6 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Magic score 110.8 points per game, 0.1 more points than the 110.7 the Pelicans give up. The Pelicans average 12.3 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.8 more makes per game than the Magic give up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Franz Wagner is averaging 19.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Magic. Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.7 points over the last 10 games.

Zion Williamson is averaging 22.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and five assists for the Pelicans. Trey Murphy III is averaging 19.2 points over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 8-2, averaging 106.9 points, 41.2 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.2 points per game.

Pelicans: 8-2, averaging 115.3 points, 45.4 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 6.9 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.1 points.

INJURIES: Magic: None listed.

Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: out (knee), Herbert Jones: day to day (back).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.