Clippers meet the Pelicans in the play-in game | NBA

New Orleans Pelicans (36-46, ninth in Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (42-40, eighth in Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT

PLAY-IN GAME: The Clippers and Pelicans compete to determine eighth place in the Western Conference.

SUMMARY: The Los Angeles Clippers host the New Orleans Pelicans for the NBA Playoffs play-in tournament. The winner claims eighth place in the Western Conference Playoffs.

The Clippers are 26-26 in conference games. Los Angeles is second in the NBA shooting 37.4% from downtown, led by Isaiah Hartenstein, who shoots 46.7% from 3-point range.

The Pelicans are 25-27 in conference play. New Orleans ranks third in the league with 12.0 offensive rebounds per game, led by Jonas Valanciunas with a 3.1 average.

POWERFUL: Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.8 points per game and averaging 3.6 rebounds for the Clippers. Robert Covington has averaged 3.2 3-pointers scored in his last 10 games for Los Angeles.

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Valanciunas is averaging 17.8 points per game and averaging 11.4 rebounds for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum has averaged 21.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in his last 10 games for New Orleans.

INJURIES: Clippers: Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Jay Scrubb: out for season (toe).

Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr.: Out for the season (knee), Zion Williamson: Out (foot).

The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.

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