NBA Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans (30-42)


Sun. 8/9 Tue. 8/11 Thu. 8/13
vs. SA 
L 113-122
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@ Sac 
L 106-112
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@ Orl 
L 127-133
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Magic snap 5-game skid with 133-127 victory over Pelicans

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Nikola Vucevic scored 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the floor and the Orlando Magic tuned up for the postseason by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 133-127 on Thursday to snap a five-game skid.

Both teams were missing many of their top players in a regular-season finale that carried no playoff implications.

Orlando was locked into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and will face the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in a first-round series beginning Tuesday. New Orleans already was out of playoff contention, so its season ended Thursday.

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Leaders
Points: Brandon Ingram23.8
Rebounds: Derrick Favors9.8
Assists: Lonzo Ball7.0
FG%: Brandon Ingram46.3%
Steals: Jrue Holiday1.62
Blocks: Derrick Favors0.90
Defense (Rank)
Points: 117.1 (27)
Rebounds: 44.8 (12)
Assists: 24.5 (14)
FG%: 46.5% (18)
FT%: 78.9% (28)
3P%: 36.1% (19)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.8 (5)
Rebounds: 46.5 (6)
Assists: 26.8 (3)
FG%: 46.5% (13)
FT%: 72.9% (29)
3P%: 37.0% (7)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Houston 44 28 .611 --
x-Dallas 43 32 .573 2.5
Memphis 34 39 .466 10.5
San Antonio 32 39 .451 11.5
New Orleans 30 42 .417 14.0
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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