Rescheduled Pacers-Pelicans game gives New Orleans five games in six days

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New Orleans is locked into a tight playoff race.

Five teams – Trail Blazers, Pelicans, Nuggets Clippers and Jazz – are seemingly competing for the West’s final three postseason spots. Anthony Davis is doing all he can, but he needs help.

The NBA didn’t provide any with the rescheduling of the rained-out Pacers-Pelicans game.

NBA:

The National Basketball Association announced today that the Feb. 7 game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans, which was postponed due to a leak in the roof of the Smoothie King Center, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. CT at Smoothie King Center.

New Orleans’ schedule now:

  • March 17: vs. Rockets
  • March 18: vs. Celtics
  • March 20: vs. Mavericks
  • March 21: vs. Pacers
  • March 22: vs. Lakers

A back-to-back-to-back is tough enough, but five games in six nights? Yeesh.

That’s only the second five-in-six in a non-lockout season since 1985. The Wizards also had one in 2010.

At least all five games are in New Orleans. And the Pelicans are ultimately responsible for the leaky roof that caused this postponement in the first place.

For Indiana, this doesn’t even create a back-to-back. But it breaks up a three-game home-stand.