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Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 30 points (11-24 FG, 4-8 3PT, 4-7 FT) with five rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block, and two turnovers across 40 minutes during Friday's 125-122 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
NAW completely dominated despite the narrow loss to the Warriors on Friday, forcing three steals and a block on defense while shooting nearly 50 FG% on 24 attempts from the field. The second-year point guard can be targeted in DFS lineups ahead of the team's season finale at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 18 points (8-16 FG, 2-7 3PT) with three rebounds, six assists, a steal, and two turnovers across 24 minutes during Monday's 115-110 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
NAW led the Pelicans in scoring and assists during a closely contested loss to the Grizzlies on Monday. The Pelicans' guard was solid in just his second game back from an ankle injury, shooting 50 FG% and facilitating the point on the second unit behind Lonzo Ball. The Pelicans remain 2.5 games back from the 10th seeded Spurs. With only three games left, it appears as if the injuries will be too much to overcome for a young but promising New Orleans' team.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker will remain out Friday against the 76ers.
Alexander-Walker was able to get in a limited practice on Thursday, so it sounds like he is very close to retuning. He has not taken contact yet though, so he will likely have to get in some more practices. He has not played since April 4 as he continues to work his way back from a sprained left ankle.
New Orleans Pelicans Nickell Alexander-Walker went off for 31 points (13-24 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal over 39 minutes in Thursday's overtime loss to the Magic.
Without Lonzo Ball, Alexander-Walker continues to be a focal point of the first unit. on Thursday, without Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Zion Williamson, the second-year guard dominated dropping 31 points on 24 shots. He's making the case to start and pushing for more minutes even when Ball rejoins the team.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker posted 20 points (7-17 FG, 6-10 3PT), five rebounds, one assist, and one block in 32 minutes during Saturday's win over the Mavericks.
Alexander-Walker has done a great job filling in the injured Lonzo Ball and his solid play continued in this one. His six threes tied a career-high and he's now tripled 10 times over his last two games. He should remain an excellent streamer for as long as Ball remains out of the lineup.