PHX vs NOP Dream11: New Orleans Pelicans will look to stretch its winning run to three games when Bradon Ingram and Co. hit the road for a matchup against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Jrue Holiday was one of the three players to hit a double-double during the game between New Orleans Pelicans and the Portland Trail Blazers. But the Pelicans had just once player, and perhaps the most important one as well, as Holiday's 22 points and 10 assists were the biggest difference in pulling the game towards Pelicans. Brandon Ingram scored 21 points, JJ Redick had 18 points, 2 assist and 5 rebounds, while Nicolo Melli led the charge from the bench with 14 points, 3 assists and 6 rebounds.
No team can fully claim to get into each other's skin, for both the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoneix Suns have an identical result against each other. In the 59 regular-season games against each other, the Phoenix Suns have 30 wins, while the Pelicans have 29 victories. That said, the Pelicans won 8 straight games against the Suns before losing the last two last season.
Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: November 22, @09:00 AM
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Devin Booker: Exceptions are always there, irrespective of the field, but you can always get a whiff about a player's potential when he sets the course for the first time in his career. Devin Booker is one such player for whom no ceiling is fixed. He is already a phenomenon, Phoenix Suns' biggest and the most prized asset in a long long time.
Brandon Ingram: The former Los Angeles Lakers star has taken over the role of go-to-man in this young Pelicans team. He is relishing the importance being given to him and it reflects on his game, with his numbers improving by some stretch. He is averaging 25.4 points per game.
Jrue Holiday: Anthony Davis' departure has made the Pelicans more of a team now. Seven players are averaging in double-digits for the Pelicans this season, and Holiday is 2nd on the list with 17.6 points per game. He brings more value to this team, with his defensive work inside the paint a rare quality in a player who can be as offensive as him on the court.
Impact players: Players like Kelly Oubre Jr., Aron Baynes, and JJ Redick should be in your team.
No fresh injury problems for the Suns from the last game and it means that Deandre Ayton and Ty Jerome remain the only players on their injury list ahead of this game. Ayton is serving a 25-game ban imposed by the NBA for using a banned performance-enhancing substance, while Jerome is nursing an ankle injury.
Devin Booker, Dario Šarić, Mikal Bridges, Jevon Carter, Aron Baynes, Elie Okobo, Tyler Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre Jr., Jared Harper, Jalen Lecque, Frank Kaminsky, Cheick Diallo
New Orleans Pelicans team news:
The Pelicans are hit hard by injuries at the moment, with four players definitely missing from this game due to injuries, while two more players are listed on questionable list.
The injured players are: Derrick Favors (Back Injury), Josh Hart (Leg Injury), Darius Miller Achilles Tendon Injury) and Zion Williamson (knee injury).
While Lonzo Ball (Groin Injury) and Jahlil Okafor (Ankle Injury) are doubtful for this match and will be monitored before the game.
New Orleans Pelicans: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Lonzo Ball, Zylan Cheatham, Josh Gray, Josh Hart, Derrick Favors, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram, Frank Jackson, Nicolo Melli, Darius Miller, E’Twaun Moore, Jahlil Okafor, JJ Redick, Kenrich Williams
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PF: Kelly Oubre Jr.
SF: Dario Saric
C: Frank Kaminsky
PG: Devin Booker
SG: Ricky Rubio
New Orleans Pelicans:
PF: Brandon Ingram
SF: Kenrich Williams
C: Jaxson Hayes
PG: Jrue Holiday
SG: JJ Redick
Phoenix Suns: Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Elie Okobo, Cheick Diallo
New Orleans Pelicans: Nicolo Melli, E'Twaun Moore, Frank Jackson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker
The Pelicans are definitely favorites in this game. Not only they are at home but are in a better momentum.