The Pelicans travel to Indianapolis to face the Pacers at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Here are three things to know.
1) DOUBLE THE FUN
Pelicans big men DeMarcus Cousins (9) and Anthony Davis (8) sit atop the league’s double-double charts, stuffing box scores with at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in just 10 games. They are also the only players in the NBA averaging at least 25 points and 10 rebounds.
2) LOT OF LANCE
Pacers guard Lance Stephenson started last season by earning his way onto the Pelicans, playing with a non-guaranteed contract. Since then he’s worked his way into Indiana’s rotation. After a groin injury forced the Pelicans to waive Stephenson last fall, he signed with the Pacers in 2017 and is averaging 5.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 19.1 minutes this year.
3) OFF HOLIDAY
Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday has converted just 9-of-40 3-point attempts this season. The 22.5 percent conversion rate is far below his standard, which has never dipped to worse than 33.6 percent in eight prior seasons. Meanwhile, he’s tallied just 62 assists while committing 28 turnovers, the lowest ratio since his rookie year.