The New Orleans Pelicans (46-34) are in a jammed pack Western Conference that could take a heavy toll if the Pelicans lose. The Pelicans were officially fifth in the conference before Sunday's games, with teams in fifth, sixth (Spurs), and seventh (Thunder) all possessing 46-34 records.
If anything, the Pelicans are soaring into Los Angeles behind their hard-earned victory at Golden State on Saturday. The Clippers (42-38) could be a team intent on showing they still have something to prove, even if the playoffs are out of the question.
The New Orleans Pelicans have made their playoff push despite losing DaMarcus Cousins (Achilles) for the season with a win to night they can be sitting comfortable going into the playoffs.
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