Ingram and Key Pelicans Players to Watch vs. the Kings in NBA Play-In Tournament - April 19

The Sacramento Kings (46-36) go into a road game against CJ McCollum and the New Orleans Pelicans (49-33) at Smoothie King Center on Friday, beginning at 9:30 PM ET.

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Pelicans vs. Kings: Players to Watch

Pelicans Key Players

  • Brandon Ingram is averaging 20.8 points, 5.1 boards and 5.7 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • McCollum averages 20 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
  • Jonas Valanciunas' numbers on the season are 12.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest, shooting 55.9% from the floor.
  • Herbert Jones is averaging 11 points, 3.6 boards and 2.6 assists. Defensively, he averages 1.4 steals (seventh in NBA) and 0.8 blocked shots.
  • Trey Murphy III's numbers on the season are 14.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, shooting 44.3% from the field and 38% from downtown, with an average of 3 made treys.

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Kings Key Players

  • Domantas Sabonis averages 19.4 points for the Kings, plus 13.7 boards and 8.2 assists.
  • The Kings are receiving 26.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game from De'Aaron Fox.
  • Per game, Keegan Murray gives the Kings 15.2 points, 5.5 boards and 1.7 assists, plus 1 steal and 0.8 blocks.
  • The Kings are getting 12.2 points, 3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Harrison Barnes.
  • The Kings receive 10.2 points per game from Kevin Huerter, plus 3.5 boards and 2.6 assists.

How to Watch Pelicans vs. Kings

  • Game Day: Friday, April 19, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT and truTV
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Max
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

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Pelicans vs. Kings Stat Insights

New Orleans Key Stats

  • The Pelicans outscore opponents by 4.4 points per game (scoring 115.1 points per game to rank 13th in the league while giving up 110.7 per contest to rank eighth in the NBA) and have a +362 scoring differential overall.
  • New Orleans wins the rebound battle by an average of 1.7 boards. It is recording 44 rebounds per game (12th in the league) compared to its opponents' 42.3 per outing.
  • The Pelicans make 12.5 three-pointers per game (18th in the league), while their opponents have made 13.5 on average.
  • New Orleans ranks 10th in the NBA with 115 points scored per 100 possessions, and seventh in the league defensively with 110.1 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Sacramento Key Stats

  • The Kings have a +143 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.8 points per game. They're putting up 116.6 points per game, ninth in the league, and are allowing 114.8 per contest to rank 17th in the NBA.
  • Sacramento comes out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 1.5 boards. It pulls down 44 rebounds per game (12th in league) compared to its opponents' 42.5.
  • The Kings knock down 14.4 three-pointers per game (fourth-most in the league) while shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc (16th in NBA). They are making 1.3 more threes than their opponents, who drain 13.1 per game at 38.7%.
  • Sacramento ranks 14th in the NBA with 113.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and 18th defensively with 112.9 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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