to do the extreme.
I'm kind of waiting a little later than possible because I'm trying to see the starting lineups.
But we are playing the Pelicans tonight in New Orleans.
Okay, c can continue.
Their road winning streak was for the best in the NBA right now.
We've lost a torero at home.
We went to Intuit home.
We have this road game against the woman's right before the All Star break, and then we're at home in Denver, at home in San Antonio, at Chicago, at home against Sacramento and at Milwaukee.
So let's see if we can get this road win against pelicans.
Publicans are playing pretty good right now.
They're six and four in their last 10 won three in a row, Zion and Brennan Ingram really playing well, Holidays playing well, um, so is playing better.
So let's see if we can go to New Orleans and get a win.
Um, I'm not sure if Brenda and was playing the night he is questionable with a right ankle sprain tonight.
He's gonna be a game time decision, so they're probably gonna decide on Brandon Ingram.
So probably about seven tinted and by the time, I probably be off the life.
But if I'm saying Long Live, I'll let you know if he's playing tonight.
But the starting five for them is it follows Josh Hart.
So Drew Holiday Zion and Derrick favors there's their starting five.
They already said that Brenda Ingram was not starting and he was a game. Thompson.
This is a decision.
Play will be coming off the bench from pressure.
He's probably not gonna play because the All Star Game is Saturday.
He's probably going to play in that, um, some all star, um of dates for you, for New Orleans.
I believe the Nicolo is replacing someone in the rising stars challenge.
Um, Nicolo will be playing in a rising stars challenge.
Um, coming up here, um, Friday.
So that's some news for them.
And also Zion is playing as well.
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Essentially, they have three All stars.
May have Brandon Ingram, which is my most improved player of the year, and then I have Zion and have the culo so that people are wondering if zay I could win Rookie of the Year market.
Your vote will goto, um, John Durant because they are in the A C right now, and he's doing more with less.
In my opinion, he has less talent around him that Zion does.
Zion has a defensive player of the year on his team.
He has a lot of ball here. J.
Red**** was arguably one of the best three point shooters.
We've seen Shooters, period, so he's doing more with less.
And he also has a veteran.
Hey, coach, that matters.
Coaching matters off course in the MBA.
So if I had my pick, I would pick um, John Moran, because he's doing more with less around him and in the Zion has not played enough games for me.
But I do think that voters will scratch their heads if Memphis and the Pelicans end up with the same record.
I think I do think voters will try toe vote for Zion just off the fact that they caught Memphis because ions back.
But right now I am in a minutes restriction.
He's only playing.
I wrote it down 27 plants way seven minutes a game.
He's averaging 21.
7 point seven rebounds and 2.
Be Eyes are leading score.
He averages 24 9 We have won all three games against the pelicans.
Um, so if it comes down to therefore say, Frances, we dropped to a C, which I don't think we will if they catch up to the A C, which I don't really think they will we own.
This is the season, Siri's s.
So we're going up against the pelicans, Of course.
What else? Ion? We've won games by 11 three and five points, the average margin of victory with 6.3.
So I would give you stats for games before we play.
We play the pelicans.
They don't matter because they have a different lineup because ions and and Brennan Ingram is out.
So I'm pretty sure they'll play through his eye on a lot tonight with Brendan Ingram probably being out, I'm going to check to see if he's out.
Really? They say a game time decision.
The game probably starts around like 17 or so.
I'm gonna check and make sure that he isn't definitely out.
Oh, for them just to make sure that I give you guys an accurate starting lineup, but he's not starting, so just give you accurate line up.
He's out. He was listed as out.
So Brandon Ingram is out, which I thought he would be.
So you got Josh.
Heart started his place.
So you got some shooters on the floor there for New Orleans.
Drew how today's plan A lot better, though.
Shot looks a lot better, a lot more fluid.
And then you have, um, Josh, heartened to really shoot the ball.
Really play defense in and Derrick favors.
Don't help those boards.
I'm I'm really intrigued to see who guards Gallo, because if you look at our starters, we have, um I think that you would have drew holiday or ISO on CP three.
They have three very good defensive guards in the starting lineup.
Three very, very good defensive guards.
So I think that Zion and Gallo is gonna be the matchup.
And if that's so was I I was gonna have to guard out on the three point line on Gallo is gonna have his fanciful Was I on on the other end, which I don't mind it all just hope Gallo does not get the foul trouble.
So those three guards I'm gonna match up what are three guards? I'm not sure who's gonna guard door, but I know that it probably CP three.
You know, our starters for the guards.
So probably so Or Drew.
Probably guard CP three.
In the name of probably the other down door.
And he's probably going to Rome.
So doors don't have to shoot the ball tonight.
He's gonna definitely Rome and do his thing because Door's not a shooter.
You're not gonna help off the CP three.
You're not gonna help off ej d A.
Um I don't think anybody's want to need help as I I can handle his own.
He will be putting it pick and pop a lot.
So if I'm Billy Donovan, I'm putting ums item chickens.
I am away from the basket as much as possible.
Now running, pick and pop with Galloway didn't work well against San Antonio.
Excuse me, because Brad Popovich is a great guy when he comes to strategies on defense and such.
So, if I am Billy Donovan, pull him away from the basket, pulls away shot blocking.
Even those favors can block some shots, and it also pulls away from rebounding.
So I want Gallo to be aggressive tonight on the offensive end.
If you could take him off the dribble, take him off the dribble, kind of try getting in foul trouble a little bit.
No one's playing very well with a lot of confidence.
They scored 1 30 eights on trouble lasers on the other night, so they're trying to look to get that eighth playoff spot, so we need to come out with a lot of energy.
We've lost two in a row, two in a row at home.
I don't like that at all.
We want to kind of get this win before the All Star break because we have Denver.
It's and it's on your coming a towel.
When we get back.
So and then we have to go to Chicago.
We play home in Sacramento, we have to go to Milwaukee.
We have the NBA's long longest road running streak.
Right now. We want to keep the streak going.
I'm gonna tell you what the pelicans are give you some numbers.
I should get that before I'm getting some numbers.
The Pelicans have won three in a row of six and four in the last 10 23 and 31 overall.
The Tide with Phoenix I believe in that category.
No, Phoenix is two games behind them.
I'm sorry in the loss column, the 14 and 20 in conference at 12 and 15 away in 11 16 at home.
Now these games are without science, so they have 10 games that they've played with Zion.
So, um, let's see.
Their record does not really reflect.
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Their record does not reflect what they will be with everyone fully healthy.
I know Drew holidays miss some games.
Things, though, is missing games as well, so their record will be better.
As I am plays more minutes and things like that.
They're gonna have to figure out House who plays Ion and bringing them together because, um, Brendan in Rome can I think Brendan they should play through Brandon Ingram.
Personally, I think he should be their leading scorer.
But that she also played to his eye on the block is well, Zo is pretty good at getting people the ball in places that they should be scoring.
Putting his players and scoring positions are very, very good good at that because he's a natural point guard.
I want to see how much is oceans, the ball tonight, Um, see how many threes he takes.
Sometimes he comes out, he's just firing.
Other times he's kind of laid back.
But once he also see how aggressive he can get going to the rim as well.
I'm not sure if the game is on get I'm Garrity check right now, which is watching the Clippers game.
Yeah, the game's not won yet, so I'll continue to watch this Clippers game.
But I do know for a fact that Brandon Ingram is out.
I want to make sure that I got that information to you.
All that can either watch the game, we're gonna you're gonna stream the game so he is out for them.
Um, that's pretty much all I have because I didn't want a preview this game and talk about the games like I do in the past, because it was that it was without Saigon, so that makes a huge difference.
For them were three you know against them, but they didn't have his eye on. Of course.
Um, the keys for tonight's game is matched. Science, energy.
Who's ever gardens? I am matches the energy.
We had a rebound.
We also wanted to shoot better from the three point line.
When he made seven threes last game, everybody struggled.
Last game shooting of all we made 11 3 Excuse me.
We kind of struggled shooting the ball.
Turnovers are key, Uh, in the energy.
The injury has to be there on the road.
I know it's a game before All star break.
People think about either the All Star Game or people are either thinking about taking this brick with their families.
But I want to come out with an energy tonight.
My leading score for tonight.
We'll go see p 30.
Um, My leading three point makes Ah go Gallo.
I'm their leading scorer.
Ogle Zion, the leading rebounder.
I goes, I don't know.
I'll go, uh, Alonso balls with the rebound.
He's very good rebounding guard.
The leading three point makes, of course, are go. J J.
Rick are called J.
J. Red**** for them. Lead three point mates.
Um, so those are my my leaders who I think will be leading.
But when we come back and I recap this game, I'm probably gonna recap it tomorrow.
I'm gonna have to because I'm going to probably record some of the all Star rising stars challenge.
I think I'm gonna stream 1/4 of that and talk about it.
That's what I'm gonna do.
I'm gonna do some All Star weekend of streams.
So you guys watch out for those.
And then when it all starts, dreams are over.
We have a little break.
There's a long break because we don't play our next game.
So it's 21st so they get a Holy God.
So I'm gonna talk about the teams that are ahead of less.
I'm gonna talk about a team a day so I'll probably do Utah one day, Houston, other day that I'll do us and then I'll do Dallas.
Um, I'm gonna do all those teams, so I'm gonna preview a team every day after all.
We can't all do one on Monday to they Wednesday and Thursday.
And then out, Of course.
Um, preview the Denver game.
The game we're playing at home against Denver.
Um, so that's what I do for you guys in a preview.
Those teams that are ahead of us and give me some numbers and what we're looking at and I'm a kind of match schedules.
See how scared matches up with everyone else's.
But that's all I have tonight.
The game is ready to start. I'm a cook.
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I usually go about 15 minutes.
But right now, I'm about 12 minutes.
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