The Boston Celtics (12-3) will be looking for their fifth consecutive road victory when they face the New Orleans Pelicans (9-6) on Friday night. The last ten meetings between the Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Pelicans have been tied.
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The Pelicans are riding a three-game winning streak into this game. They’ll try to maintain their winning streak by defeating the Celtics, which would be their fourth in a row and fifth in their last six games.
Zion Williamson (foot) is questionable for Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics.
Williamson has missed the last two games due to a right foot injury. However, Pelicans coach Willie Green stated on Wednesday that the team’s No. 1 draft pick in 2019 could return during the team’s homestand.
Williamson will have a good chance to play against the Warriors on Monday if he does not play on Friday.
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The Celtics have been playing well over the last week and come into this game on an eight-game winning streak. They’ll try to keep the momentum going by defeating the Pelicans for the ninth time in a row.
Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 22 points and five rebounds. Brown had 22 points (10-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, and two steals in 23 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.
Jayson Tatum had 19 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists in the game.
Marcus Smart (ankle) will likely play against the Pelicans.
Smart is suffering from right ankle inflammation, but he should be able to play on Wednesday. The point guard is coming off a 22-point game against the Thunder and has at least eight assists in five of his last six games.
Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) is doubtful. Brogdon has missed the last three games for the Celtics due to right hamstring soreness.
This season, the 29-year-old guard has averaged 13.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 23.0 minutes per game. He’ll most likely play against the Pelicans on Friday.