Thrilling Matchup Ahead: Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday!

Pelicans Welcome Celtics in Game between Eastern and Western Conference Teams

The Boston Celtics will face off against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday at 5 p.m. EDT in a highly anticipated matchup. The Pelicans, currently fifth in the Western Conference with a record of 45-28, are coming into this game with a strong home record of 21-14. However, they have struggled in close games, winning only one out of six such contests decided by less than four points.

On the other hand, the Celtics are currently leading the Eastern Conference with a record of 57-16 and are ranked fifth in the league with an average of 15.5 fast break points per game. Jaylen Brown is the standout player for the Celtics, averaging an impressive 4.4 fast break points per game. Both teams have strong three-point shooting capabilities, with the Pelicans averaging 12.2 made three-pointers per game and the Celtics averaging an impressive 16.6 made three-pointers per game.

In terms of defense, the Celtics have a slight edge over their opponents, giving up just 12.8 three-pointers per game compared to the Pelicans’ allowance of 13.4 three-pointers per game. This will be their second meeting this season, with the Celtics winning their previous encounter against their opponents on January 30th with a score of 118-112. Key players to watch include Jonas Valanciunas and Zion Williamson for the Pelicans and Derrick White and Sam Hauser for the Celtics.

Recently, both teams have been performing well, with New Orleans winning seven out of ten games and scoring an average of 110 points per game while Boston has won eight out of ten games and scored an average of 123 points per game. Injuries will also play a role in this matchup as Brandon Ingram and Jose Alvarado are out for New Orleans while Jaden Springer and Al Horford are out for Boston.

Overall, this is sure to be a thrilling matchup between two talented teams looking to make a statement before playoffs begin later this year!

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