The LA Clippers will face off with the New Orleans Pelicans on the road Friday night, looking to extend their four game winning streak. New Orleans is just one game behind LA in the Western Conference standings, so there will be major motivation for both these teams to get a win.
In their last 15 games overall, the Clippers hold a 13-2 record, with the two losses coming to two of the top teams in the association record-wise: the Thunder and Celtics. LA is playing some extremely high-level basketball right now, and the Pelicans should provide a worthy test.
Is Zion Williamson playing tonight vs the Clippers?
Zion Williamson is not listed on the Pelicans' injury report Friday and will play against the Clippers. He has appeared in 29 of New Orleans' 35 games so far this season.
In five career games against the Clippers, Zion is averaging 22.0 points on 60.5% shooting. Keeping him below these numbers would obviously go a long way toward getting the Clippers in the win column.
Full Pelicans injury report vs Clippers:
Trey Murphy III has missed the Pelicans' last three games with left knee tendinitis, and is questionable for the Pelicans on Friday. Matt Ryan (right elbow) is out.
Full Clippers injury report vs Pelicans:
Moussa Diabate is the only player listed on the Clippers' injury report for Friday. He is out with a right hand metacarpal fracture.
Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, James Harden and Russell Westbrook are all set to play for LA.