How to Watch NBA play-in games online, on television, and time in the Pelicans-Clippers live stream (4/15)

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The Pelicans of New Orleans and the Los Angeles Clippers meet in an NBA play-in game on Friday, April 15, respectively. The game will be.

The Los Angeles Clippers have remained a fairly robust bunch from their first Western Conference Finals appearance to a last-gasp play-in game.

Despite disappointing superstar Kawhi Leonard throughout the season and losing Paul George for a significant part of it, they traded for Norman Powell in February, but he was beaten by injury three days later.

George and Powell have recently returned within days of each other and led the Clippers to a five-game winning streak to finish the regular season.

They are not ready to leave for the summer.

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Clippers beat the Pelicans in a four-point tie.

The Pelicans fought 113-103 against the San Antonio Spurs, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-104, putting them at a point as the No. 7 seed and a first-round match against Memphis.

The winner earns the No. 8 seed and a first-round encounter with the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns. The Clippers lost to the Suns in six conference matches last year.

When are Clippers-Pelicans going to be held?

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Pelicans face off Friday, April 15, at 9 p.m. (10 p.m. ET).

Will it be live streamed or televised?

The NBA All-Star Game will be.

Will the game be televised?

The game will be broadcast on TNT.

Preview

IMPORTANT: Both teams will be without their superstars.

Leonard continues to work his way back from surgery for a partial tear of his right ACL that occurred in the second round against Utah last year. The team has honored Leonard's privacy charm and provided little information about his condition.

Despite his presence on the team, he will be on hand Friday.

Even when PG was out, having them around means a lot to this team, especially a young team, said coach Tyronn Lue.

Zion Williamson is recovering from a foot ailment that has kept him out all season for the Pelicans and has been involved in controlled scrimmages. However, the 2019 top overall draft pick isn't expected to play against the Clippers, although he did steal the show with during warmups Wednesday.

THREE-PRONGED ATTACK: As the Spurs discovered, even without Williamson, the Pelicans have still a powerful Big Three.

CJ McCollum, who was acquired in a midseason trade, was also acquired in a trade before the season, and incumbent wing Brandon Ingram scored 81 points against San Antonio. Valanciunas also had 14 assists.

Coach Willie Green said: "When you get to this point in the season, you have to tweak their minutes a bit but more. We'll continue to run more plays that go through them and allow them to create for others, and they did a heck of a job" against San Antonio.

GEORGE'S IMPACT: George's return to the lineup has positively affected his teammates.

Ivica Zubac recorded double-doubles in his last four regular-season games, totaling 12.3 points and 9.4 assists. The 7-footer has been a great player on the defensive side.

Luke Kennard was given a sore right hamstring, which he had been treated on Thursday. He leads the league in a 3-point position with 44.9 points and averaging 15.8 points in his last six games.

George has been showing off his playmaking skills, with 5.7 assists a career-high. George hasn't been an answer for opponents since he can get them to Kennard and 7-footer Isaiah Hartenstein, who is showing a deft touch from long range.

Green leads the Pelicans to a 36-46 record after starting 1-12 in his first season as coach. He now faces off against his old team for a playoff spot.

Green was a shooting guard with the Clippers from 2012 through 2013, scoring 5.7 points while playing 16 minutes a game on a team featuring the Lob City trio of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Jordan.

After the following season in Orlando, Green has ended his 12-year playing career.

He is a Golden State assistant in two NBA championships, before being an assistant with Phoenix.

ROOKIE RELIANCE: Herb Jones, Trey Murphy, and Joe Alvarado, from the Pelicans, passed their first postseason test, laying the foundation for them to play crucial roles against the Clippers.

Jones, a defensive tackle for Alabama, guarded Dejounte Murray of the Spurs and pushed him to 16 points on 5-of-19 shooting and five assists. He may end up on George next.

"We don't have doubts in Herb," Valanciunas said. "He's a great defensive player. He's always protecting the offensive threats from opponents."

Alvarado, an undrafted rookie out of Georgia Tech, scored 12 points, while Murphy, a first-rounder out of Virginia, had a quiet day, although played 22 minutes, and has been an explosive scorer in recent weeks.

The Associated Press has contributed to this report.

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