NOP vs PHX Dream11: Only New York Knicks have the worst current streak in NBA than New Orleans Pelicans' six-game losing run. The Pelicans have the opportunity to arrest this torrid run as they host Phoenix Suns at Smoothie King Center.
Who will win today match: Form and the recent result:
New Orleans Pelicans: As mentioned, the Pelicans are on a six-game losing run heading into this game, with three of those defeats coming at home as well. Pelicans lost the last game 97-118 to Luka Doncic and Dallas Mavericks.
Phoenix Suns: The Suns are heading in the right direction. They have been one of the worst-performing teams in NBA for quite some time now, but it seems to change here as the Suns sit 8th in the Western Conference with a decent 9-11 return on the season. They also lost the last game, losing 128-114 to Orlando Magic.
Total Games: 60
New Orleans Pelicans: 30
Sacramento Kings: 30
Host: New Orleans Pelicans
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: December 06, @06:30 AM
Venue: Smoothie King Center
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Devin Booker: The 23-year-old shooting guard is a player who is destined for greatness. For a team which struggle for consistency, and gets run over by the opponents in almost all the departments, the return of 24.1 points per game is outstanding.
Points Per Game: 24.1
Rebounds Per Game: 3.7
Assists Per Game: 6.2
Steals Per Game: 0.6
Blocks Per Game: 0.4
Kelly Oubre Jr.: Can dominate the rim, paint, and can be lethal in scoring. If he gets going early in the match, he can deliver a good amount of points.
Points Per Game: 17.3
Rebounds Per Game: 5.7
Assists Per Game: 1.7
Steals Per Game: 1.4
Blocks Per Game: 0.6
From Suns, the likes of Ricky Rubio, Dario Saric and Franck Kaminsky will liley have the most impact other than the above-mentioned players.
Brandon Ingram: The former Los Angeles Lakers star is racing up team-high numbers this season. Certainly, a player whose trajectory is going up and up.
Points Per Game: 25.4
Rebounds Per Game: 7.2
Assists Per Game: 4.1
Steals Per Game: 0.9
Blocks Per Game: 1.1
New Orleans Pelicans Team News: The hosts are still waiting to see their superstar first-round draft pick of the summer Zion Williamson in action. He is yet to play for the Pelicans in an official NBA game after suffering a knee injury during the pre-season.
The Pelicans will also miss the services of Derrick Favors, who has been frozen out of the squad due to disciplinary reasons, and Darius Miller, who is out due to an Achilles tendon injury.
Kenrich Williams missed the last two games due to an ankle injury and remains a doubt for this game.
New Orleans Pelicans squad: Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony, CJ McCollum, Kent Bazemore, Hassan Whiteside, Skal Labissière, Anfernee Simons, Gary Trent Jr., Nassir Little, Anthony Tolliver, Mario Hezonja, Rodney Hood
Phoenix Suns Team news: Deandre Ayton is serving a 25-game ban for using a banned performance-enhancing substance and will miss the game, while Aron Baynes is out due to a calf injury.
Phoenix Suns squad: Nemanja Bjelica, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Trevor Ariza, Harrison Barnes, Dewayne Dedmon, Harry Giles III, Buddy Hield, Caleb Swanigan, Richaun Holmes, Justin James, Cory Joseph
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New Orleans Pelicans:
PF: Rodney Hood
SF: Carmelo Anthony
C: Hassan Whiteside
PG: Damian Lillard
SG: CJ McCollum
PF: Nemanja Bjelica
SF: Harrison Barnes
C: Richaun Holmes
PG: Cory Joseph
SG: Buddy Hield
New Orleans Pelicans: Kent Bazemore, Nassir Little, Skal Labissiere, Mario Hezonja, Gary Trent Jr., Anfernee Simons
Phoenix Suns: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Yogi Ferrell, Dewayne Dedmon, Harry Giles, Trevor Ariza
Phoenix Suns are in better form and will be the most likely team to get the win in this match.