Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) drives as New Orleans Pelicans forward Herbert Jones defends during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

New Orleans Pelicans face off against Phoenix Suns

New Orleans (0-1) hoops look to battle Phoenix (1-0) for their first-round series on Tuesday, April 19.

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Having won the first game Sunday, The Suns look to repeat history and come out on top in game 2.

Season’s Highlights

During the regular season, the Suns and Pelicans had four matchups. The Suns won three of the games, and two of the game had point totals over 221.5.

However, New Orleans finished in the ninth seed but made it to the playoffs.

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Injuries

The NBA reported players’ injuries ahead of the game. Kira Lewis Jr. and Zion Williamson from the Pelicans are out for future games due to their knee and foot injuries. Also, Dario Saric will be out because of an ACL tear.

FILE – In this March 16, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis brings the ball up during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in New Orleans. Two people familiar with the situation say the Pelicans have agreed to trade Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until the new league year begins July 6. ESPN first reported the trade.(AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman, File)

Tip-off will begin at 10:00 p.m. EST at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ.

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