Anthony Davis is a man on a mission this season, as he and the New Orleans Pelicans (2-0) prepare to host the Los Angeles Clippers (2-1) at Smoothie King Center on Tuesday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports West (in Clippers markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (in Pelicans markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone, tablet or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
How to Watch Clippers vs Pelicans Online if You’re in Market
Fox Sports West (local markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (local markets) are included in the main Fubo bundle, which has 85 total channels and is tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox Sports West (local markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (local markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Fox Sports West (local markets) and Fox Sports New Orleans (local markets) are included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
How to Watch Clippers vs Pelicans Online if You’re Out of Market
If you live outside of the Clippers or Pelicans area, all out-of-market, non-nationally televised games can be watched through NBA League Pass. You can sign up and watch through a number of different platforms:
You can sign up for either NBA League Pass, which lets you watch all out-of-market games, or NBA Team Pass, which lets you watch all of one team’s games if they’re out of market. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the NBA.com website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NBA app.
If you have FuboTV or sign up for a new subscription, you can add NBA League Pass to your channel bundle. After signing up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Fubo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fubo app.
If you have Sling TV or sign up for a new subscription, you can add NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass to your channel bundle. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling app.
Each team has already defeated the Houston Rockets as part of their terrific starts.
The Pelicans have won their first two games of the 2018-19 season in large part because they have averaged an astounding 140 points. The 25-year old Davis is ready to take the major leap forward and enter the MVP discussion; he has finished with 32 and 25-point performances already this season.
The biggest surprise so far for New Orleans is how fluid and comfortable Nikola Mirotic looks on offense. After losing DeMarcus Cousins to an Achilles injury last season, and then a free agency departure to the Golden State Warriors, different players were going to be counted on by the Pelicans to improve their scoring output. Mirotic has answered the call, scoring 30 and 36 points in each of New Orleans’ consecutive victories.
In addition to Mirotic, newcomers Elfrid Payton at point guard and Julius Randle in the frontcourt have been nice fits in head coach Alvin Gnetry’s system. Payton recorded a triple-double on opening night, and followed that with an 11-point game against the Sacramento Kings. Randle, after flaming out with the Los Angeles Lakers, is looking to recover his long-term value. Randle recorded a double-double against the Kings, finishing with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
The way Gentry is deploying the rotation is benefiting everybody, and the buy-low acquisitions of Mirotic, Randle and Payton are more than likely to pay off as the season progresses.
Doc Rivers has also had a nice start to the season, thanks in large part to several players. Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris each scored 26 points in a win Saturday against the Rockets. Because guards Pstrick Beverley and Avery Bradley are sporadic and limited offensively, Gallo and Harris will need to product 20-point nights consistently if Los Angeles has a chance of earning a playoff berth.
2018 first-round pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has already been playing in Rivers’ rotation, and showing flashes that may ultimately lead him into the starting lineup sooner than later. SGA is a strong facilitator and solid defender, and would benefit from having Harris and Gallo on the court to feed off of.
The center position remains a mystery for Rivers. For now, Macin Gortat, Boban Marjanovic and Montrezl Harrell — 17 points against the Rockets — will be in a timeshare; not necessarily a bad thing.
Key Matchup: The Clippers guards are each excellent, hounding defenders. Beverley, Bradley and SGA are one of the better defending trios in the league. Slowing down Payton and Jrue Holliday, forcing more risky shots and play from the perimeter — keeping the ball out of Anthony Davis’ hands — is how Los Angeles will need to approach this game in order to win.
Source: Heavy Sports