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Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The Sacramento Kings visit the New Orleans Pelicans in the Play-In Tournament on Friday with the eighth seed, both teams' seasons and a first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder at stake.

The Pelicans suffered a 110-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first NBA Play-In Tournament game, and star power forward Zion Williamson exited the game with a few minutes left in the fourth quarter after suffering an injury while scoring his 40th point of the game.

The Kings kept their season alive with a 118-94 win over the Golden Sate Warriors. Keegan Murray paced Sacramento with 32 points, Keon Ellis had three steals and three blocks with 15 points on 75 percent three-point shooting, and De'Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis put in performances typical of their standards.

How to watch Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans, TV channel and streaming

The Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Play-In game will be broadcast on both TNT and truTV, which can be watched through standard cable TV packages and on streaming apps including YouTubeTV and SlingTV.

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans start time, date and venue

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans is scheduled to tip off at 9:30 PM ET/8:30 PM CT/6:30 PM PT on Friday, April 19, with the game taking place at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans injury report

Sacramento Kings: Kevin Huerter - shoulder, out; Malik Monk - knee, out

New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson - leg, TBD

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans predicted lineups

Sacramento Kings: De'Aaron Fox, Keegan Murray, Keon Ellis, Harrison Barnes, Domantas Sabonis

New Orleans Pelicans: CJ McCollum, Herbert Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas

Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans stats

  • The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-20 at home this season while the Sacramento Kings are 22-19 on the road.
  • The Pelicans are 7-5 without Zion Williamson this season, and he scored 40 of his team's 106 points in the first Play-In game against the Lakers.
  • Trey Murphy III played more minutes off the bench (30:42) - and scored more points (12) - than Brandon Ingram, who started and played 24:56 minutes while scoring 11 points.
  • The Kings posted the second-worst defensive three-point percentage as teams shoot 38.7 percent from deep against them, but they held the Warriors to 31.3 percent shooting from three in their Play-In matchup.
  • Sacramento is 3-2 both straight up and against the spread in its last five games; New Orleans is 3-2 straight up and 2-3 against the spread in its last five games.
  • The Pelicans swept the season series 5-0 both straight up and against the spread.
  • The Kings play at the NBA's 14th-fastest pace with 98.8 possessions per game; the Pels are 17th in that stat with 97.9 possessions per game.
  • New Orleans is fifth in defensive turnover possession as it forces turnovers on 12.9 percent of defensive possessions, and Sacramento is 10th with a 12.5 turnover percentage.
  • The Kings shoot 43.2 percent of their field goal attempts from three-point range which is third-highest in the league; the Pelicans are 22nd as 37.3 percent of their shots are threes.

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