The New Orleans Pelicans secured a significant victory away from home against the Denver Nuggets on a day with a limited slate of basketball games.
The New Orleans Pelicans are in a tight battle for one of the seventh through eleventh places in the Western Conference standings. They now have a record of 39-38, which ties them for seventh place with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Immediately following them in the standings are the Oklahoma City Thunder (38-39), the Dallas Mavericks (37-40), the Utah Jazz (38-38), and the Los Angeles Lakers (38-38). (36-40). You should expect this subject to continue to dominate the news, given there is a little over a week left in the regular season.
The Pelicans relied heavily on Brandon Ingram’s triple-double (31 points, 11 rebounds, and ten assists) to pull off their come-from-behind victory over the Denver Nuggets, who chose to bench Nikola Jokic for the game. The Pelicans still need Zion Williamson and Jose Alvarado.
With a record of 51-25, the Nuggets are comfortably in first place in the Western Conference. They have a 2.5-game lead over the Memphis Grizzlies, who have a record of 48-28. The Nuggets still have six games left on their schedule, so barring a complete implosion on their part, they should maintain their lead in the Western Conference.