Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans: TV, live stream, injury info

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The Brooklyn Nets close out their 3-game road swing Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center. Here’s how to catch the action.

The Brooklyn Nets make their annual trip to Smoothie King Center in New Orleans Friday night to battle the unbeaten New Orleans Pelicans.

The 3-0 Pelicans are one of four NBA teams remaining without a loss, a group that includes the Toronto Raptors (5-0) and a pair of 4-0 teams in the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons.

Brooklyn (2-2) has yet to put two consecutive wins or losses together this season. The Nets posted their largest win of the season Wednesday night, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road 102-86.

D’Angelo Russell paced Brooklyn with 18 points and eight assists, while Ed Davis had his first double-double as a Net with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Brooklyn was able to keep Cleveland (0-4) winless with a huge third-quarter burst, opening the period on a 23-5 run and cruising.

After a pair of blowouts to open the season, the Pelicans got a bit more of a test Tuesday in a 116-109 win over the Los Angeles Clippers at Smoothie King Center.

Anthony Davis had 34 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks for New Orleans, Nikola Mirotic added 18 points and 12 boards, Jrue Holiday dished nine assists, Solomon Hill had four steals off the bench and Elfrid Payton finished with 20 points and three thefts.

Mirotic has been a surprise for the Pelicans in the early going, averaging 28.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. He had a career-high 36 points in New Orleans’ 149-129 drubbing of the Sacramento Kings in its home opener on Oct. 19.

Since the Pelicans franchise launched — in a nice piece of revisionist history — after the Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans in 2002, the Nets trail the all-time series 19-15. The Pelicans have won the last two meetings and eight of the last nine.

The Nets last won in New Orleans on Jan. 20, 2017, when they scored 143 points in a lopsided win, the most points ever surrendered by New Orleans.

Each team has had a six-game winning streak in the series. While still the New Jersey Nets, they won six in a row from Feb. 2, 2004 to March 12, 2006. The Pelicans’ longest win streak came from March 24, 2014, through Jan. 12, 2017.

Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets are just 4-8 against New Orleans.

The highest individual scoring output in the series came from Vince Carter, who went for 46 points against the then-Hornets at Continental Airlines Arena on Feb. 21, 2007.

Davis has the high-point game for the Pelicans when he scored 44 points in a double-overtime win at Barclays Center last Feb. 10.

*-Historical research courtesy of

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Here’s how to catch the action Friday night when the Nets take on the Pelicans.

Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans, 8 p.m. Eastern

Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
TV: YES Network
Live stream: NBA League Pass

The skinny

Season series: First meeting (Pelicans won series last season, 2-0)
Records: Brooklyn (2-2), New Orleans (3-0)

Scoring: BKN 105.3 (26th in NBA), NOP 132.0 (1st in NBA)
Defense: BKN 106.5 (8th), NOP 116.7 (20th)

Off. Rating: BKN 107.8 (t-19th), NOP 124.6 (1st)
Def. Rating: BKN 109.1 (14th), NOP 110.1 (16th)
Pace: BKN 97.6 (29th), NOP (106.0 (3rd)

Shooting: BKN 47.3% (10th), NOP 51.7% (1st)
3-point: BKN 36.7% (15th), NOP 40.0% (t-4th)

Opponent shooting: BKN 44.1% (9th), NOP 47.3% (21st)
Opponent 3-point: BKN 36.2% (20th), NOP 33.3% (t-7th)


Brooklyn: OUT–DeMarre Carroll (right ankle arthroscopy), Treveon Graham (left hamstring strain), Rodions Kurucs (left ankle sprain).

New Orleans: OUT–Trevon Bluiett (G League transfer), PROBABLE–Julius Randle (left foot plantar fasciitis).

Last meeting

Feb. 10, 2018, at Brooklyn: Each team forces an overtime period before the Pelicans pulled away in the second extra session with an opening 6-0 run for a 138-128 victory and a season-series sweep.

Allen Crabbe kept the Nets alive with a corner 3 with 12 seconds remaining to tie it at 116-116 and Anthony Davis missed a long 2-point attempts with one second remaining.

In the first overtime, Joe Harris gave the Nets the lead with 54 seconds remaining on a layup, but Jrue Holiday tied it with 47 seconds to go with a mid-range jumper.

Brooklyn had two chances to win it late, but Spencer Dinwiddie missed a layup, got his own rebound and reset the offense. With six seconds to go, a short jumper by DeMarre Carroll was blocked by Rajon Rondo and the teams headed to a second OT tied at 124-124.

Davis led the Pelicans with 44 points, 17 rebounds, six steals and three blocks, while Rondo recorded a triple-double with 25 points, 10 boards and 12 assists. Nikola Mirotic chipped in 21 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks and Holiday dropped in 22 points.

Crabbe paced Brooklyn with 28 points, while Dinwiddie finished with 24 points, 10 assists and three steals and D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points off the bench.

Harris had 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the Nets.

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What’s next?

Brooklyn: vs. Golden State, Sunday; at New York, Monday; vs. Detroit, Wednesday

New Orleans: vs. Utah, Saturday; at Denver, Monday; at Golden State, Wednesday