Thus, he would play Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The pair combined for 19 points on 10 fourth-quarter shots, making four 3-pointers and keeping Sacramento at arm's length.
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says he is "optimistic" about Davis' prospects for returning Sunday afternoon against Utah. With his all-star teammate DeMarcus Cousins out for the season, Davis has been on a tear, averaging 32.1 points, 12.8 rebounds and on 50 percent shooting in the last month.
Davis suffered the injury in the third quarter of Wednesday's 114-101 win over the Sacramento Kings, which resulted him undergoing an X-ray and an MRI on the ankle. Only one Pelicans starter finished in double figures - point guard Rajon Rondo with 11 - and the team did not come close to hitting the 110-point mark, which it did each time during its 10-game winning streak.
This win streak is no mistake, with MVP discussion surrounding the four-time all-star, Anthony Davis. Back New Orleans to cover this line.
"I feel like we got the pieces, the atmosphere and the fan base and we'll make history", said the fan. Last season, despite scoring 29.1 points, while averaging career numbers in rebounds (8.1), and assists (11.2), Harden lost the award to Oklahoma City Star Russell Westbrook, who became just the second player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double for an entire season.
The Pelicans definitely struggled without Davis, who was out with a sprained ankle.
"Everybody on this team understands their role and what they need to do", Mirotic said. They not only missed him from an offensive production and flow-of-game standpoint- but they also missed him on the boards.
"We're fine", said Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic. Holiday later scored eight consecutive points and Davis added a late three-point play to help the Pelicans take a 62-44 halftime lead. He hasn't typically played well against them though, with his 15.0 points per night in games against the Pelicans the lowest split of his career.
In short, Davis believes Cousins will re-sign with the Pelicans. Failed to score 100 for the first time since their last loss, 100-86 in Philadelphia on February 9.
"It's real important for us", Beal said. We'll take a look tomorrow and see where he is.