Harris and the 76ers take on Ingram and the Pelicans

Thu, Mar 7, 2024
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Harris and the 76ers take on Ingram and the Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans (37-25, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (35-27, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia 76ers host the New Orleans Pelicans in non-conference play.

The 76ers have gone 19-14 at home. Philadelphia has a 17-16 record against opponents over .500.

The Pelicans are 19-13 on the road. New Orleans averages 116.6 points while outscoring opponents by 5.1 points per game.

The 76ers average 11.6 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.8 fewer makes per game than the Pelicans give up (13.4). The Pelicans average 116.6 points per game, 2.8 more than the 113.8 the 76ers give up to opponents.

The two teams square off for the second time this season. The Pelicans defeated the 76ers 124-114 in their last meeting on Nov. 30. Zion Williamson led the Pelicans with 33 points, and Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers with 33 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Buddy Hield is scoring 12.0 points per game and averaging 3.2 rebounds for the 76ers. Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 14.8 points and 4.0 rebounds over the last 10 games.

Brandon Ingram is averaging 21.7 points and 5.8 assists for the Pelicans. Williamson is averaging 18.7 points and 6.3 assists over the past 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 4-6, averaging 108.1 points, 41.4 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.0 points per game.

Pelicans: 7-3, averaging 114.7 points, 46.3 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 8.6 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.7 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: Kyle Lowry: out (rest), Robert Covington: out (knee), Joel Embiid: out (knee), De'Anthony Melton: out (back), Tyrese Maxey: out (concussion).

Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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