Spurs Notebook: Beleaguered ‘D’ roving three-game prohibited strain – San Antonio Express

When, where: 7:30 p.m., ATT Center

TV/radio: FSSW, WOAI 1200AM, Spanish Radio — 107.5 KXTN


Pelicans: PG Jrue Holiday (6-4, 10th year), SG E’Twaun Moore (6-4, 8th), SF Solomon Hill (6-7, 6th), PF Nikola Mirotic (6-10, 5th), C Anthony Davis (6-10, 7th)

Spurs: PG Bryn Forbes (6-3, 3rd year), SG DeMar DeRozan (6-7, 10th), SF Dante Cunningham (6-8, 10th), PF Rudy Gay (6-8, 13th), PF LaMarcus Aldridge (6-11, 13th)


Pelicans: G Ian Clark (6-3, 5th year), F Cheick Diallo (6-9, 3rd), G Tim Frazier (6-1, 5th), F Wesley Johnson (6-7, 9th), C Jahlil Okafor (6-11, 4th), F Julius Randle (6-9, 5th), G/F Kenrich Williams (6-7, 1st), G Frank Jackson (6-3, 1st). Inactive: Darius Miller (right quadriceps contusion), Elfrid Payton (right ankle sprain), Trevor Bluitt (G-League).

Spurs: G Patty Mills (6-3, 10th year), C Pau Gasol (7-0, 18th), F Davis Bertans (6-10, 3rd), C Jakob Poeltl (7-0, 3rd), G Marco Belinelli (6-5, 12th), G/F Quincy Pondexter (6-7, 7th), PF Chimezie Metu (6-11, 1st). Inactive: Lonnie Walker IV (right meniscus tear), Dejounte Murray (right knee surgery), Derrick White (left feet plantar fascitis), Drew Eubanks (G-League).


Pelicans: Alvin Gentry

Spurs: Gregg Popovich


Pelicans: Points, Doncic/Matthews, 19.6 per game; rebounds, Jordan, 13.8; assists, Barea, 7.4; steals, Smith, 1.3; blocks, Jordan, 2.0

Spurs: Points, DeRozan, 27.2 per game; rebounds, Aldridge, 11.0; assists, DeRozan, 7.8; steals, DeRozan/Forbes, 1.0; blocks, Aldridge, 1.6


New Orleans has forsaken 4 games in a quarrel after opening a deteriorate with a four-game winning streak, a fifth group in NBA story to start a deteriorate this way. The final group to do it was final season’s Spurs squad.

Anthony Davis, a Pelicans’ All-Star center, has missed 3 of a past 4 games with an bend sprain. New Orleans is 4-1 when he plays.

The Spurs are a slightest turnover-prone group in a NBA this season, surrendering 12 per game.

Rudy Gay is sharpened 64.3 percent from 3-point range, tops in a joining among players who have attempted during slightest dual per game.

Jeff McDonald

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