Pelicans' Davis hopes to return vs. Jazz
- Author: Regina Holmes Mar 12, 2018,
Mar 12, 2018, 6:55
The Utah Jazz continued their strong play in New Orleans, ending their 3-game road trip with a 116-99 victory over the Pelicans Sunday.
The Pelicans' five-time All-Star forward Davis, who missed Friday's loss with a sprained left ankle, practiced lightly on Saturday and feels he could be ready for the 4 p.m. ET start. If he plays, Davis will not have a minutes restriction, Gentry said.
Davis is also celebrating his 25th birthday on Sunday.
"I think so", Gentry said. "Will do some more stuff tomorrow, but it feels a lot better". This huge game from Davis only goes to show how good he is on both ends of the floor, as he recorded a triple-double line that included a double-digit production in blocks. "But obviously we won't say definitely until he goes through his pregame warmup and we'll see".
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While the 25-year-old has been a key factor for New Orleans ever since it selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 National Basketball Association draft, his importance has grown since All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins was lost for the season in January with a torn Achilles.
Rondo has been offensively solid in the three games between the teams this season, averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 assists while shooting 58.1 percent and making seven of 14 from 3-point range. But the six-year veteran has lifted his scoring (32.6 ppg) and rebounding (13.3 rpg) numbers to elite levels since the Cousins injury.
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