The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off a tough loss at home against the Portland Trail Blazers and will begin their two-game road trip with a game against the New Orleans Pelicans. The home team won their recent game by handing a shocking defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers.
When: Feb 25, 2019 8:00 pm ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
Watch: NBC Sports
The Philadelphia 76ers entered the All-Star break with a win over the New York Knicks. Coming back from the break, they registered a close win against the Miami Heat to keep the momentum going.
However, a loss in their last game against the Portland Trail Blazers derailed their momentum and will be looking to get back to winning ways. Right now, the Sixers are at the fourth spot in East at 38-22 and are playoffs bound.
With a tough schedule coming up after this game, the Sixers need to win tomorrow’s game to mentally be in a position to challenge their opponents in the upcoming games.
The predicted Philadelphia 76ers’ starting line-up:
Tobias Harris (F), Jimmy Butler (F), Joel Embiid (C), Ben Simmons (G) and JJ Redick (G)
New Orleans Pelicans:
The New Orleans Pelicans stunted the Los Angeles Lakers’ playoffs push by handing them a shocking 128-115 loss in their last game. Even though Anthony Davis was not part of the team, the Pelicans still showed they have the talent to pick up wins.
The Pelicans are out of the playoffs contention right now and will need to go on some serious win streak to get themselves back in the playoffs picture.
The predicted New Orleans Pelicans’ starting line-up:
Jahlil Okafor (C), Julius Randle (C), Jrue Holiday (G), Elfrid Payton (G) and Kenrich Williams (G)
Few Facts and Statistics:
- Philadelphia 76ers Last 10: W-L 6-4
- New Orleans Pelicans Last 10: W-L 4-6
- Last Matchup on 21st Nov 2018: Sixers 121 – Pelicans 120
The Pelicans may have defeated the Lakers without Anthony Davis but beating a team like Sixers who got even better by adding Tobias Harris and Boban Marjanovic before the trade deadline is not going to be an easy task.
The last time these two teams met, it was Joel Embiid who went off scoring 31 points and 19 rebounds for a monster double-double. However, the Pelicans will be without Anthony Davis and Nikola Mirotic this time around and will need a complete team effort to topple the Sixers.
The Philadelphia 76ers to beat the New Orleans Pelicans