New Orleans Pelicans games that fans must watch in December

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 01: Josh Hart #3 of the New Orleans Pelicans (L) shares some popcorn with a fan prior to the start of a NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Smoothie King Center on December 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

With the potential return of Zion Williamson due later this month, these are the games New Orleans Pelicans fans have to watch during the holiday season.

As the calendar turns to the final month of the year, the New Orleans Pelicans are riding a six-game losing streak into December. With a more winnable schedule ahead and the team starting to get closer to full strength, they could be due for their healthiest month so far this season.

While the team took an ugly pair of losses in their first two games of December against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks, there’s still a lot of things worth watching with such a young Pelicans roster.

However, if this team doesn’t get the ship back on course soon, they’ll be at imminent risk of missing the playoffs for the second-straight season.

Hoping to have Zion Williamson back by the end of the decade, the Pelicans need something to turn before the year comes to a close.

The return of Williamson is going to be a huge difference for this team no matter what happens until that date; they’ll just have to hope they’re still within striking distance when he’s back on the hardwood later this year.

Giving fans more reasons to watch the next month, one of the New Orleans Pelicans’ youngest players continues to ascend as one of the best under-25 players in the league.

The team will hope for a big month full of cheers for Brandon Ingram, who continues to emerge as one of the league’s best and most-improved players. Ingram is averaging a team-high 25.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 4 assists per game while shooting 41.4% from three-point range.

As a whole, the New Orleans Pelicans really need to start winning some games, just as they did in mid-November when they knocked off a few of the Western Conference’s elite teams before a bad road trip killed all their momentum.

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