The New Orleans Pelicans last six games have followed a pattern: loss, win, loss, win, loss, win.
The team will hope to snap that streak and avoid a loss to send them back under .500 on the season when the Grizzlies come to town on Friday night.
New Orleans (13-13) has pulled itself back to an even record after a roller coaster start to the season. Nikola Mirotic is expected back on Friday after missing the last two games with an illness.
Memphis enters as one of the top teams defensively in the NBA. In their previous game, the Grizzlies held the Los Angeles Clippers to 86 points. Earlier this week, the Clippers scored 129 points in a win over the Pelicans.
What: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies
When: Friday at 7 p.m. CST
Where: Smoothie King Center
TV channel: Fox Sports New Orleans
Streaming info: Fox Sports Go
New Orleans (13-13) projected starters:
� PG Tim Frazier (3.8 ppg, 4.0 apg, 2.4 rpg)
� G Jrue Holiday (20.4 ppg, 9.0 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.7 spg)
� F Solomon Hill (3.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.4 apg)
� PF Anthony Davis (27.9 ppg, 12.6 rpg, 5.0 apg, 2.8 bpg, 1.6 spg)
� PF Julius Randle (18.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.6 apg)
Memphis Grizzlies (14-9) projected starters:
� G Mike Conley (21.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6.5 apg)
� G Garrett Temple (10.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.3 apg)
� F Kyle Anderson (6.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.1 apg)
� F Jaren Jackson Jr. (13.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.3 apg)
� C Marc Gasol (17.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 4.0 apg)