The Pelicans travel to Orlando for a 6 p.m. tipoff against the Magic on Friday night at the Amway Center. Here are three things to know.
1) ON HOLIDAY
Since Nov. 29, Jrue Holiday is one of five players averaging more than 22 points per game while converting at least 50 percent of their field goals, 43 percent of their 3-pointers, joining Devin Booker, Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving and Chris Paul.
2) LONG DROUGHT
The Magic have dropped six consecutive games entering Thursday night, which isn’t even the longest losing streak of the season. Orlando succumbed in nine consecutive game at one point in November, burying all of the good will built during its 6-2 start to the season.
The Pelicans were hammered 115-99 by the Magic on Oct. 30 in the Smoothie King Center. Reserve center Mareese Speights poured in a career-best 6-of-10 3-point shots, accounting for all 18 of his points and propelling Orlando to a 28-15 advantage in the fourth quarter.