The Pelicans are now only 3.5 games out of the 8th playoff spot, gaining 2 full games since the All Star break already. Also gained on the other 2 teams ahead of us prior. Memphis will be without their second best player(Jaren Jackson Jr) for at least 2 weeks and Portland will be without their best player for another couple of games at least. The schedule, after 2 Laker games, will start to soften up big time for us as well.
We can beat them. Everything has to be working for us but we need esp two things to work to beat them, free throws must be made and rebounding will be key. If we make the playoffs, we have to beat them so start now.That's going to be hard to do with the Lakers coming up in two out of the next three games.