The New Orleans Pelicans play host to the Phoenix Suns at Smoothie King Center on Thursday evening. This marks the third and final game of a home stand for the Pelicans (6-15), where they have gone 0-2, so far. The Pelicans have lost three in a row at home and are 4-7 at home this season. They have dropped their last six contests and are 3-7 in their last 10 outings. Brandon Ingram is leading the Pelicans with 25.4 points, 7.2 rebounds 4.1 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.3 points, 6.9 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. J.J. Redick is averaging 15.1 points, while shooting 46 percent from long range. The Pelicans are averaging 113.7 points per game, but are giving up 118.8 points against, which is second most in the league. The Pelicans are shooting 37.7 percent from long range, which is fourth best in the NBA. Derrick Favors (personal) is questionable for action. Meanwhile, this marks the second game of a back-to-back for the Suns (9-11), who are coming off a loss in Orlando on Wednesday. This marks the third game of a four-game road trip for the Suns, where they have gone 1-1, so far. The Suns are 4-4 on the road. They have dropped seven of their last 10 outings, but they hold onto the eighth spot in the West. The Suns are averaging 114.5 points per game, which is sixth most in the league, and they are giving up an average of 112.5 points per game. They average 27.7 assists per game, which is second most in the league. Devin Booker leads the Suns with 24.4 points, 6.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 17.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Ricky Rubio is averaging 13.2 points, 8.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Aron Baynes (calf) remains questionable for action on Thursday.
December 5, 2019