The New Orleans Pelicans complete a two-game, two-day road trip at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. Here are three things to know:
That day, more than 2,000 days ago, was the last time the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. New Orleans has lost 18 of its past 19 meetings against the Warriors, including eight in a row.
In Golden State's 128-120 win on Oct. 20 at the Smoothie King Center, both the Pelicans and the Warriors held a 15-point lead at one point during their first meeting of the season. Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins combined for 70 points (35 each) and 29 rebounds.
Former Warriors reserve point guard Ian Clark, now a Pelican, will receive his NBA Championship (2016-17) ring on Saturday at Oracle Arena. Clark was largely used as a backup for the Warriors from 2015-17, and averaged 6.8 points per game last season off the bench.