The New Orleans Pelicans have been one of the better teams in the Western Conference so far this season, and they could be getting a major boost soon. Follow us to see the latest Pacers – Pelicans injury updates and player information.
Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson QUESTIONABLE for Pacers – Pelicans
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In Friday’s 101-99 victory over the Heat, Indiana produced its best performance of the season.
Miami was held to 99 points on 38.3 percent shooting (both season lows for a Pacers opponent) and the Blue & Gold scored 23 points off 19 Miami turnovers.
Most notably, the Pacers held the Heat without a field goal for the final 5:35 of the game on Friday, stringing together crucial stops to secure the victory.
If the Pacers can continue to play strong defense, they may be able to put together a winning streak. Indiana has already shown that it has an abundance of offensive firepower on its roster.
Despite missing All-Star forward Zion Williamson for the entire season due to a foot injury, the Pelicans finished eighth in the West last season.
Williamson is back and doing well this season. To begin the season, the 6-6, 284-pound big man has appeared in seven of nine games, averaging 22.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists.
Ingram’s stability and scoring will be critical for a Pelicans team that expects to make a serious playoff push this season.
New Orleans believes that with a healthy Zion Williamson, they can be one of the better teams in the Western Conference.
If Ingram does return, it will be a good litmus test for the Pelicans to see how they stack up against the defending champions.
There is no current word on whether Ingram will be limited to a certain number of minutes in his first game back, but with him listed as probable, the expectation is that he will play.
- G – Tyrese Haliburton
- G – Buddy Hield
- F – Aaron Nesmith
- F – Jalen Smith
- C – Myles Turner
New Orleans Pelicans:
- G – CJ McCollum
- G – Herb Jones
- F – Brandon Ingram
- F – Zion Williams
- C – Jonas Valanciunas
- Andrew Nembhard – QUESTIONABLE (sore right knee)
- Aaron Nesmith – QUESTIONABLE (sore right foot)
- Chris Duarte – OUT (sprained right ankle)
- Daniel Theis – OUT (sore right knee)
New Orleans Pelicans:
- Kira Lewis Jr. – OUT (right knee ACL injury recovery)
- E.J. Liddell – OUT (right knee ACL injury recovery)