The Pelicans. The Clippers. Playing for the eighth seed and the right to face the defending Western Conference champion Suns in the first round of the playoffs.
The Clippers are 26-26 vs. West opponents; the Pelicans are 25-27. The Clippers are at home and second in the NBA in 3-point percentage, hitting 37.4 percent of their long-range attempts.
The Pelicans’ main strength is their offensive rebounding. They’re third in the league with an average of 12.0. So even when they miss, they tend to get a second crack at it.
So, who ya got? Make your pick below.