On Wednesday evening, the New Orleans Pelicans They are hosting. Oklahoma City Thunder In Louisiana for the playoffs.
Both teams have finalized their injury reports and starting lineups for the game.
The Thunder were without Kenrick Williams, Oliver Sarr, Aleksej Pokusevsky, Chet Holgren and Jared Butler.
Meanwhile, the Pelicans will be without Zion Williamson, EJ Liddell, Jose Alvarado and Larry Nance Jr.
Both teams’ starting lineups have been changed by Underdog NBA.
Junior NBA: “Line alert: Thunder start Wednesday Gilgeous-Alexander, Dort, Giday, Jalen Williams, Jaylin Williams.”
Junior NBA: “Line alert: Pelicans to start McCollum, Jones, Ingram, Murphy, Valancinas on Wednesday.”
The Thunder finished the regular season as the tenth seed in the Western Conference and had a 40-42 record.
They are 4-6 in their last ten games and are on a two game winning streak.
On the road, the Thunder struggled, going just 16-25 in 41 games away from Oklahoma City.
As for the Pelicans, they are the ninth seed with a 42-40 record.
They are 7-3 in their last ten games and 27-14 in their 41 games in New Orleans.
The winner of Wednesday’s game will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night for a chance to become the eighth seed (and face the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs).
Meanwhile, the losers will see their season end and head into the 2023 season.