San Antonio Spurs (30-38) will take on New Orleans Pelicans (30-39). Here we look at the Match Preview and TV Schedule for tonight’s game.
As NBA action continues, Day 11 is a busy day in Orlando. Seven matches are to be played of which match 3 is between Spurs and Pelicans. Today’s fixture will give us a better picture in terms of No.9 and No.8 seed in the West.
Spurs, Kings, Pelicans. Blazers and Grizzlies will step on the court today. These teams are fighting for a spot in the Playoffs and the results of today’s fixtures will present a clearer picture about which two teams could make it to the play-in tournament.
Pelicans have been disappointing in Orlando with a 2-3 record, and have made things difficult for themselves when it comes to making it to that play-in tournament.
Spurs bubble restart has been decent as they have three wins and two defeats under their belt, but due to their earlier record, they too have to hope for a lot of things to go their way in terms of results to make it to the play-in tournament
Where to watch Spurs vs Pelicans on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 3:00 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA TV (Accessed through NBA League Pass)
- Fox Sports New Orleans
- Live Stream on Fubo.tv
- Fox Sports Southwest – San Antonio
- NBA TV Canada
NBA TV will only be accessible if you have bought the NBA League Pass
Another #PelicansGameday in Orlando! 🤠
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) August 9, 2020
Spurs vs Pelicans Preview
No. 12 seed Pelicans will face No. 11 seed Spurs in a do or die match, the losing side will nearly end their hopes for the playoff stages.
The two teams have 30 wins apiece and if any one of the two manage to win their next three encounters, with 33 wins they can end on No. 9 seed which can give them a chance to enter the play-in tournament.
However, the odds are stacked up against Spurs and Pelicans, as 3 other teams above them have a higher chance of making to the playoffs.. Suns (31 wins), Blazers (32 wins), and Grizzlies (33 wins) sit on 10th, 9th, and 8th spot respectively.
Pelicans Star rookie Zion Williamson is likely to return for today’s match as he was rested in the previous match against Wizards.
The 6-Foot-6 has been underwhelming in the Bubble and needs to fire big against Spurs as it is a do or die situation for the Pelicans. Zion has scored 47 points in his previous two games. Contribution from Ingram, Holiday, and Redick can also get Pelicans past Spurs. The trio has been impressive in Orlando.
With no injuries listed on the Pelicans’ day-before report, all indications are that Zion Williamson will play in New Orleans’ must-win game Sunday against San Antonio
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 8, 2020
Spurs are also in a similar situation as Pelicans. They too need a win to stay in the race for the playoffs. They defeated a strong Jazz unit in the previous match and will look to repeat that performance against Pelicans. Lonnie Walker IV, DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and Derrick White are in good shape and Pelicans will find it hard to stop them. White is averaging 24 PPG in the 2019-20 NBA season.
The probable lineup for Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV
The probable lineup for Pelicans