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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers Pick & Prediction JAN 13TH 2021

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New Orleans vs. Los Angeles Recap JAN 13TH 2021

Paul George scored 28 points and led a 3-point barrage as the Los Angeles Clippers routed the New Orleans Pelicans 126-103 on Saturday near Orlando.

The Clippers (45-21) tied a franchise record for 3-pointers made in a half when they hit 16-of-24 on their way to a 77-45 halftime lead. They were one 3-pointer shy of the NBA record for a first half.

They finished 25 of 47, falling short of the Golden State Warriors' NBA record 27 3-pointers in a game.

The 32-point halftime deficit was the largest in franchise history for the Pelicans (28-38), who saw their playoff hopes continue to fade.

L.A. led by as many as 42 points in the third quarter and finished the period with a 103-66 cushion.

George made 8 of 11 3-pointers and missed all six of his two-point shots. Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points and Reggie Jackson came off the bench to add 15. George and Leonard went to the bench for good with 1:04 left in the third quarter.

Rookie Nickeil Alexander-Walker led New Orleans with 15 points, Brandon Ingram scored 14 points, Derrick Favors had 12 and JJ Redick and Frank Jackson each added 11.

Rookie Zion Williamson, who is on a minutes restriction after missing 13 days of training while tending to a family emergency, had seven points and five rebounds in 14 minutes.

The Clippers set the tone for the 3-point shooting right from the outset.

Patrick Beverley scored the game's first points when he made a 3-pointer and George followed by making three consecutive 3-pointers in a span of 1:06 as L.A. raced to a 12-2 lead.

Leonard scored the Clippers' first two-point basket on a 20-foot jumper before he and Beverley each made a 3-pointer.

L.A. took a 22-8 lead as 18 of its points came on 3-pointers and it rolled to a 37-25 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Clippers continued the long-range sharp-shooting as six of the nine players who entered the game in the first half made multiple 3-pointers.

--Field Level Media

Kawhi Leonard had 28 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and the host Los Angeles Clippers defeated the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 111-106 on Wednesday.

Paul George had 27 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Clippers. George hit 5 of 9 3-pointers and 8 of 16 shots from the floor. Patrick Beverley added 10 points and six rebounds.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored a career-high 37 points on 15-of-23 shooting, including 5 of 8 3-pointers for the Pelicans, who played without Zion Williamson (health and safety protocols), Lonzo Ball (knee) and Eric Bledsoe (eye).

Brandon Ingram collected 22 points and six rebounds. Steven Adams finished with 12 points and six rebounds. J.J. Redick chipped in 12 points, while Kira Lewis Jr. finished with 10 for the Pelicans, who lost their fourth in a row.

The Clippers dictated for much of the contest. However, Alexander-Walker kept the Pelicans close. His 3-pointer cut the margin to 102-96 with 3:24 remaining but an 8-2 run by the Clippers put them up 110-98.

A follow by Josh Hart closed the gap to 110-104 with 1:13 left but Los Angeles held on as the Pelicans missed their final four shots.

New Orleans sliced Los Angeles' 18-point halftime lead to eight twice in the third quarter. However, the Clippers carried an 83-71 edge heading into the fourth.

The Clippers closed the second quarter on a 21-4 surge, capped by a 3-pointer by George at the horn, to seize a 61-43 advantage at the break. The Clippers outscored the Pelicans 33-15 in the second quarter.

George led all scorers in the first half with 18 points. His four first-half 3-pointers helped Los Angeles own an edge from long distance, converting 11 of 20 to 4 of 15 for New Orleans.

Overall, the Clippers made 18 of 37 3-pointers to 10 of 28 for the Pelicans.

--Field Level Media

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Last Injuries

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  • Nicolas Batum

    Out Fri | out

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  • Lou Williams

    Prob Wed | probable

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  • Serge Ibaka

    Prob Wed | probable

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  • Patrick Beverley

    Ques Sun | questionable

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  • Jay Scrubb

    Out Indefinitely | out

    Scrubb is sidelined with a foot injury, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Ivica Zubac

    Prob Wed | probable

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New Orleans Pelicans

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    Prob Tues | probable

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