How to Watch Pelicans-Spurs on the Internet, TV, and time in NBA play-in games live stream (4/13)

How to Watch Pelicans-Spurs on the Internet, TV, and time in NBA play-in games live stream (4/13) ...

The San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans meet off in an NBA play-in game Wednesday, April 13.

Willie Green, the New Orleans first-year coach, might have been forgiven for wondering what he had accomplished early this season.

Zion Williamson, a star forward, was injured with no clear recovery schedule, and the Pelicans started 1-12.

Williamson hasn't played all season, yet the Pelicans have won more games than they have lost since last Thanksgiving. They finished ninth in the Western Conference and will host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night in the first postseason game played in New Orleans since 2018.

While Gregg Popovich is in his 26th season as the Spurs coach, he is the NBA's career leader in coaching victories and has five NBA championships to his name, his move to the postseason in 2022 hasn't been much different from Green.

The Spurs have lost just four of their first 17 games and were 16 games below.500 after a loss at Charlotte on March 5. Since then, they have gone 10-8 to clinch the eighth Western Conference play-in spot as the 10th seed.

When are Pelicans-Spurs going to be announced?

On Wednesday, April 13, the Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs in New Orleans will be held for 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. ET).

Will it be available on Netflix?

The game will be live streamed on. The most basic of the plans is the "fubo standard" package, which includes 100-plus channels for $64.99 per month. Unlike all cord-cutting options, there are many options, particularly for sports.

Will the game be televised?

The Pelicans-Spurs will be broadcast on ESPN.

Preview

PRODUCTIVE LINEUP: Some recent lineup adjustments have yielded compelling results for New Orleans.

The 6-foot-11 Jaxson Hayes, who was drafted eighth overall in 2019, was inserted into the starting line at power forward, and McCollum took over as point guard following his trade. The Pelicans are 7-3 when those two have started with center Jonas Valanciunas, Ingram, and defensive-minded rookie Herb Jones.

That is the unlikely lineup against San Antonio. Ingram, who had missed the last three regular-season games with a severe hamstring, practiced Tuesday and declared himself fit.

Although several injuries have reduced the lineup's sample size to ten games, Green said the way that the group plays has passed the "eye test."

It looks great. It feels good, Green said. The numbers kind of consolidate what were seeing, and we kind of go with that.

PERIMETER IMPROVEMENT: In his third NBA season, Spurs forward Keldon Johnson set career highs in points (17.0), rebounding (6.1), assists (2.1) and 3-point shooting.

Johnson led the Spurs in three points, one of them coming back to 159 for 399 after making just 73 in his first two seasons.

Popovich said the long-range scoring "frankly kind of surprised us all." "That's not what we expected him to improve on to that degree."

ROOKIE TRIO: Three rookies contributed tremendously during the regular season.

The 6-8 Jones, a second-round pick out of Alabama, has started much of the season after demonstrating that he could support many opposing teams.

During the latter portion of the season, first-round pick Trey Murphy III and undrafted rookie Jose Alvarado have also been enticed.

While Murphy has only scored ten or more points once, seven of these incidents have been recorded in the last 16 games, including a total of 32 points.

Alvarado has rarely played before January, but has now played 16 games with two or more steals, including a high of six. He has scored more than ten points 12 times since January 20, with a high of 23 and plays significant minutes in the fourth quarter.

You see the obstacles throughout the year, particularly Trey Murphy in these last few games, Ingram said. Jose is getting more confidence in the basketball, and Herb has been doing exactly that as he was here.

CLOSING TIME: The Spurs have established themselves more comfortable in late-season situations. They led many of this season, but have concluded several key victories in recent weeks, including a 107-103 victory on March 23 in New Orleans.

Thats something Ive ever said since Day One: Were young, yet were still growing, said fourth-year guard Lonnie Walker. Were beginning to get familiar to (close games) and have that sort of attitude locked in those last moments.

This report has been contributed by the Associated Press.

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