The outcome of their game nearly seems secondary now, knowing that losing Davis for an extended period of time would be much more devastating to New Orleans than a single loss on the road.
The team announced that his return is doubtful.
New Orleans would go on a 12-0 run of its own, with Miller making two 3-pointers, but the Pelicans were unable to hold off Mitchell and the Jazz. Davis finished with 17 points and five rebounds.
In the afternoon, the big man learned he had been fined $25K for verbally abusing a referee and failing to leave the floor in a timely manner after his first career ejection Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The play went on for almost 20 seconds as Davis lay on the floor, clutching the left side of his midsection. Fifteen seconds later, he picked up his second tech and was ejected for the first time in his six-year National Basketball Association career.