The Pelicans return to the Smoothie King Center to face the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Here are three things to know:
1. TRIPLE VISION
Pelicans’ guard E’Twaun Moore is the league’s sharpest shooter from deep in December. The former Purdue product has converted a staggering 25 of 37 attempts in the past seven games, including a 6-for-6 start in Monday’s loss at Houston.
2. THE GREEK FREAK
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo has arrived as an MVP candidate and is among the league’s fastest-rising stars. The 6-foot-11 Greek swingman ranks second in the NBA in points per game (29.8 per game), while converting 54.8 percent of his field goals and averaging 10.4 rebounds.
3. HOME UNCOOKING
New Orleans has struggled on its home floor this season, posting just a 7-7 record inside the Smoothie King Center. Wednesday’s game is the Pelicans’ fifth home game in nine days and their final home game for two full weeks (they return Dec. 27 against Brooklyn).