The Pelicans return to the Smoothie King Center to face the Golden State Warriors at 8:30 p.m. Friday night. Here are three things to know.
1) NATIONAL NEWS
Friday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN as the second half of the network’s doubleheader. It is one of eight national ESPN or TNT games New Orleans will play in this season, including next Thursday’s matchup on TNT in Sacramento, when DeMarcus Cousins returns to face his former team.
2) DRAYMOND DINGED
The Warriors may be without All-Star forward Draymond Green, whose sore knee has caused Golden State to list him as “doubtful” for Friday night. The injury, however, doesn’t appear to be serious. Green underwent an MRI on Thursday, and the results came back negative.
3) DAVIS DRAWS
Through two days of the NBA season, Anthony Davis found himself in a familiar position among the league’s individual statistical leaders. Davis’ 33 points and 18 rebounds were second-best in the NBA for both major categories, trailing only Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (37 points) and Miami’s Hassan Whiteside (22 rebounds).