Bucks vs Pelicans Live Stream Free NBA Watch Online: The NBA match New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks where The New Orleans Pelicans take on the Bucks in the final scrimmage. Here’s how to watch/stream.
The New Orleans Pelicans hope to stay sharp in their final matchup before the real games kick-off. They won their first two scrimmages handily behind the good shooting and strong bench efforts.
Who Play: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks
When: Monday, July 27, 8:00 p.m ET
How to watch: Click Here
The last scrimmage against Denver had a bit of a carnival atmosphere, as Denver was missing several key players and had to start a lineup of almost all seven-footers. This led to some unlikely lineup combinations and matchups, including Jrue Holiday as the primary defender on Nikola Jokic.
Tonight’s scrimmage against the Bucks should give us a more realistic glimpse of what things might look like when the games get real.
Aside from Zion Williamson, who is still in quarantine, the Pelicans should be at full strength and the regulars will likely play more minutes in the final tuneup.
It will also be interesting to see if Alvin Gentry tips his hand on rotations, as the bench has played well and several guys have made a bid to be involved in the real games.
You can find the entire Orlando schedule here, but as far as the final scrimmage goes, here is how you can watch:
Where to watch: Bucks.com, Pelicans.com (if you live within 75 miles of NOLA), Fox Sports New Orleans, Fubo.tv
Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM
The New Orleans Pelicans hope to end the scrimmage portion of the schedule undefeated and carry that momentum into the eight-game finale.
Check back to Pelican Debrief for complete coverage of all the Pelicans’ games in Orlando. After back-to-back games against undermanned foes, the New Orleans Pelicans should finally have a test against a normal team on Monday, though that “normal” team is arguably the best team in the league. The Milwaukee Bucks will serve as the final tune-up for the Pelicans before seeing games begin on Thursday.
The Pelicans themselves will still be undermanned with Zion Williamson unlikely to be cleared from quarantine by Monday’s game. Even if the rookie forward is cleared, it’s just as unlikely that the team rushes him onto the court in time for the game.
Without him during scrimmage contests, though, the Pelican starters have looked impressive. Brandon Ingram shined in the opening game against the Nets, who were without an entire starting five’s worth of players, and the entire unit took advantage of the Denver Nuggets’ exceeding tall lineup.
While those were strong performances, Monday will challenge the team in ways they haven’t been challenged so far in exhibition games as the Bucks have a full palette of players available.
the Pelicans also may stretch out the starters more than they have in the first two games. In the previous scrimmage games, the starters have barely played any second-half minutes. With Monday being the final warm-up before the games matter in Thursday, the starters could play a full third quarter or more as well.