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Pelicans finish season with 351 games missed to injury, illness

The New Orleans Pelicans’ disappointing 2015-16 regular season will come to a close in Minnesota Wednesday night with 11 players listed as out on the injury report.

That will bring the Pelicans’ total of games missed because of injury or illness to 351, the most in the past six NBA seasons and second-most in the past decade, according to InStreetClothes.com.

New Orleans, which is 30-51 heading into its season finale, will use 42 different starting lineups, the third-most over the past decade, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Anthony Davis (left knee), Jrue Holiday (right orbital fracture), Tyreke Evans (right knee), Eric Gordon (fractured right ring finger), Quincy Pondexter (left knee), Alonzo Gee (right quad) and Bryce Dejean-Jones (right wrist fracture) all had been previously ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Ryan Anderson (sports hernia) and Norris Cole (lower back) have missed the past 13 and 19 games, respectively, were not expected to play Wednesday.

Alexis Ajinca (right shoulder) and Luke Babbitt (stomach illness) were ruled out just before game time.

The Pelicans will have seven active players against the Timberwolves.