The Pelicans won their 10th straight game, topping the Sacramento Kings 114-101. The Pelicans were initially unfazed by Davis' injury, closing out the final 3 minutes, 4 seconds of the quarter on a 13-1 run without him to lead at halftime 67-52.
Mirotic scored 26 points with 10 rebounds, Holiday had 23 points and eight assists, and E'Twaun Moore added 15 points. He returned wearing extra padding and exploded for 19 points in the third quarter, capping it with a buzzer-beating three-pointer. In February, Davis averaged 35 points, 13 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.2 blocks, ranking first, third, first and second in the National Basketball Association, respectively, to win Western Conference Player of the Month.
The Clippers rallied after falling behind by 20 points in the third quarter. That is especially true after DeMarcus Cousins, an All-Star selection for New Orleans alongside Davis, was lost for the season last month after suffering an Achilles tendon injury. "The thing we wanted to do was give ourselves an opportunity at the end of games to win on the road".
Davis suffered a rib contusion and X-rays were negative, the Pelicans later reported.
"We didn't play with the right spirit, and it happens, but I don't know why it happened", Rivers said.
What Anthony Davis is doing is unbelievable
Cousins is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and even if he leaves, the Pelicans wouldn't have enough salary cap space to adequately replace him. Says dad they were to sanity can't play and they struggle against Washington that'd be like man we were up and have a big party to celebrate ten wins in a row.
Then on Wednesday he had 17 points, five rebounds, five blocks and two steals in just 23 minutes. "Everybody on the team is playing well". The Pelicans are now fourth in the Western Conference.
"We knew that this would be a real hard stretch", Gentry said.
"We'll find out at 7 o'clock", Davis told ESPN.
Will Tuesday night's Pelicans and Clippers matchup in L.A. cover the over for bettors at 10:30 p.m. ET?