The Pelicans are on a tear.
Davis' production has surged during New Orleans franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak, which has moved the Pelicans into the top four in the Western Conference.
Meanwhile, Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 26 points to give the Pelicans their 10th consecutive win, with a 114-101 victory in Sacramento. If it were not for the Pelicans coming off an intense game against the Los Angeles Clippers last night and Anthony Davis leaving the game early, this contest probably would have been a blowout.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams.
The health of Davis - This is the single most important factor in this game.
Federer not trying to eclipse Williams' grand slam tally
Victory over sister Venus in the final left her just one behind Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. Like I said, you have to give Serena time before betting any serious money on her match wise or to win tournaments.
Despite Davis' recent ailments, he's been phenomenal during the Pelicans' winning streak and he's forced his way into the MVP discussion with the historic performances he's been putting up on nearly a nightly basis.
The Pelicans announced that X-rays taken were negative.
The Rockets have been the talk of the National Basketball Association over the last month as they have won 17 games in a row, but the Pelicans have played nearly as well even though their winning streak isn't as long. The season Steph beat him, Steph was just off the charts. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. Not bad company to keep. To that end, they could be getting some unexpected help on Friday.
Jrue Holiday vs Bradley Beal - These guys are theoretically the second ball-handling options on their team, but both have been doing more than enough facilitating of late.
More impressively, he's averaged 35.6 points, 13.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 3.1 blocks and 2.8 steals during the Pelicans' winning streak, including a 53-point outburst against the Phoenix Suns on February 26 that led to a Western Conference Player of the Week nod. John Wall remains out as he recovers from knee surgery.