Pelicans vs Spurs Recap: NBA Dec. 22/22

Pelicans vs Spurs recap for Thursday, Dec. 22/22. The Spurs (now 10-21 this season) lost to the Pelicans, who are now 19-12.

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The New Orleans Pelicans, a team that was looking to end a moderate losing streak in the NBA, hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. The Pelicans, despite missing two of their best players for the game, won a contest that was somewhat close as time expired.

The San Antonio Spurs had a 42-point fourth quarter but the Pelicans put up a single-digit margin of victory in the game, winning by 9 points. The final score was San Antonio 117, and New Orleans 126.

Spurs @ Pelicans Thursday: CJ McCollum scores 40

With the loss, the Spurs are now 10-21 overall on the season. It has been difficult going for the team, including on the road where they are just 5-9 this season. San Antonio currently sits in second-last place in the NBA standings, only ahead of the Houston Rockets.

Meanwhile, the Pelicans improved to 19-12 with the 9-point victory. This was a team that was in a little bit of a slump, losers of four straight heading into the game. They now sit in third place in the Western Conference.

They did not have Zion Williamson in the game due to health and safety protocols. Furthermore, they remained without Brandon Ingram. However, New Orleans received a very impressive performance from one of their guards. The top scorer in the game was CJ McCollum, who had 40 points in leading the Pelicans to victory.

New Orleans Pelicans (updated): Ranked Team at a Glance

  • Overall record: 19-12
  • Home record: 13-4
  • Away record: 6-8
  • Winning/losing streak: W1
  • Last ten games: 6-4

New Orleans, the 9th-ranked team in our most recent NBA power rankings, will play again on Friday night. They will travel to Oklahoma City to take on the OKC Thunder in a game that will be played at 8 PM ET.

Further reading: NBA Power Rankings

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