Davis and the Pelicans host the 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers (38-22, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (27-34, 12th in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Monday, 8 p.m. Eastern
BOTTOM LINE: Anthony Davis leads New Orleans into a matchup with Philadelphia. He’s fourth in the league averaging 27.8 points per game.
The Pelicans are 18-11 on their home court. New Orleans is fourth in the NBA with 26.8 assists per game. Jrue Holiday leads the Pelicans averaging 7.9.
The 76ers are 14-14 in road games. Philadelphia is second in the Eastern Conference with 46.8 rebounds per game, led by Joel Embiid averaging 13.5. The 76ers earned a victory in the last matchup between these two teams on Nov. 21. Embiid led Philadelphia with 31 points and E’Twaun Moore led New Orleans with 30 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Davis is averaging 27.8 points and 12.8 rebounds for the Pelicans. Holiday is shooting 43.9 percent and averaging 20.5 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
Ben Simmons is second on the 76ers averaging 17 points and is adding 8.9 rebounds. Tobias Harris has averaged 19 points and collected 7.8 rebounds while shooting 52.9 percent over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 6-4, averaging 116.5 points, 43.5 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points on 47.0 percent shooting.
Pelicans: 4-6, averaging 110.9 points, 47.4 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting.
Pelicans Injuries: Trevon Bluiett: out (thumb), Darius Miller: day to day (ankle).
76ers Injuries: Shake Milton: out (finger), Furkan Korkmaz: out (torn right meniscus), Joel Embiid: out (left knee soreness).