Both Pelicans and Nuggets enter their second scrimmage with a win. Here is the Nuggets vs Pelicans Scrimmage TV Schedule and Preview.
The victory over Wizards was memorable for the Nuggets. The Nuggets’ new signing Bol Bol made a commanding debut. He scored 16 points, secured 10 rebounds and 6 blocks, catching the eye of fans and pundits. Everyone is eagerly anticipating his second performance in this scrimmage against the New Orleans Pelicans.
In the last game, both Jamal Murray and Will Barton III sat out as a precautionary measure. Head Coach Michale Malone will probably let them take to the court.
New Orleans Pelicans fans will be excited as Zion Williamson has reentered the NBA bubble. He will be under quarantine and will not play the scrimmage. They still have a talented lineup, which will aim at making the playoff when the season resumes. The Pelicans thrashed Brooklyn Nets in their first scrimmage 99-68.
ZION IS BACK!
Zion Williamson has been safely returned to the NBA bubble and should be available for the first game of the NBA restart. https://t.co/nOelrYh329
— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) July 25, 2020
Where to watch Pelicans vs Nuggets Scrimmage on TV and Online
The game begins at 8 PM ET on Saturday.
Fans all across the United States can watch the game on NBA TV. Access to NBA TV is available through the NBA website and the official app. All you need to do is get an NBA league pass and you are good to go to watch the game on your mobiles, tablets, consoles or on TV.
Moreover, do check out the free trial schemes available on the NBA League pass.
You can also watch the game on Pelicans.com(this is restricted by Geography)
Pelicans vs Nuggets Scrimmage Preview
Bol Bol’s active presence in the game is not certain as Malone will have reinforcements. This could definitely mean a slice in Bol Bol’s time in the centre. Jokic will be itching to get more game time and get match ready before the seeding games begin.
His dominating performance in the first game left to much to wonder about his raw potential. However, the Nuggets will need a strategy to defend against the fast-paced attacks. Earlier this season, the Nuggets certainly had trouble defending in transition. This will certainly be playing on Malone’s mind.
As far as the Pelicans are concerned, both Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball will be hoping for an extended stay on the court, so as to get into the groove for the NBA restart.
It will be interesting to see how the Pelicans set up shop with Zion for the second time in 3 days.
How the teams will lineup?
With reinforcements ready, the Nuggets will have more options and a different match line up is definitely expected. Bol Bol’s time in the centre might reduce. But, the second scrimmage is exactly one week before their first tip-off when the season resumes. This will be an excellent chance to properly evaluate the team and fix their weaknesses.
Guard Gary Harris and forward Torrey Craig have also joined the team in Orlando. It is yet to be seen if they will play a role in Saturday’s game.
For the Pelicans, the team setup should be similar to what it was in the 1st scrimmage win against the Nets.