Stop me if you've heard either of these things before: One is good - the Pelicans have won 10 straight games and haven't lost since four days before Mardi Gras after beating Sacramento 114-101 on the road. The other provides constant concern for Pelicans fans as Anthony Davis got hurt, was taken for x-rays and didn't return to a game - again.
This time Davis rolled his ankle in the third quarter of the win over Sacramento and didn't play again. After the game, Davis said it was no big deal, but the team did plan on getting an MRI Thursday. Unofficially Davis seems to lead the NBA in, in-game x-rays and MRIs.
The good news is that while Davis is never more than a dive or rolled ankle from being out of the game, is that AD always seems to get hurt while putting in max effort. He has been on a tear lately that has him being mentioned in the MVP discussion as the Pelicans 10-game streak ties the longest in franchise history.
“I feel fine. But I’m going to have the team doctor take a look at it (Thursday) and go from there," said Davis in the post-game locker room. “Any time you twist an ankle it hurts, especially when you come down on somebody’s foot, because you really don’t have any protection. It was sore... I just wanted to make sure everything was fine... It’ll be alright.”
Red-hot shooting Nikola Mirotic had 26 points on 10-12 shooting (4-6 from 3-point range) and Jrue Holiday added 23. Anthony Davis had 17 points and 5 blocks before leaving the game.