Drafting sports, Jan. 17 – New Orleans Pelicans (16-26) receives this Saturday (9:30 p.m. CET) in the ‘NBA Saturdays’ to Los Angeles Clippers (29-13) in a duel that will have as main protagonists the American eaves Brandon Ingram and Kawhi Leonard, who arrive after scoring 49 and 32 points, respectively.
This initiative of the North American basketball league, which also includes the ‘NBA Sundays’, consists of broadcasting games during European maximum audience time to approach the fans of the Old Continent, and this campaign will be a total of 48 matches, which means a record for the competition after the 42 played in 2018/2019.
The Pelicans are living their best moment of the season, with a record of 7-3 in the last ten games, just as the debut time, on February 22, of rookie Zion Williamson, last number one of the ‘draft, approaches ‘who suffered a knee injury that has taken him off the field since the preseason. A player called to mark a time in the NBA, if they respect the injuries, and with which the franchise hopes to reach ‘playoffs’ positions.
Meanwhile, the player who has assumed responsibility has been Ingram. After arriving from Los Angeles Lakers last summer in the transfer that sent Anthony Davis to the California franchise, the forward has found his best version and arrives in top form after scoring 49 points in the victory against Utah Jazz, who had been in a row for ten .
In front will have one of the best defenders of the NBA this Saturday as Kawhi Leonard. The player, champion last season with Toronto Raptors, is also performing at a high level and has four straight games scoring more than 30 points, 32 in the last victory against Orlando Magic.
The forward leads, along with Paul George and the invaluable help from the bench of Lou Williams and Montrezl Harell, to Clippers candidates for the ring and who occupy the third position in the Western Conference.
The game, which takes place at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans between Pelicans and Clippers, will begin at 9:30 p.m. and can be seen live through the NBA League Pass platform, where all the matches of the season.