If Davis doesn't play, the Wizards' chances in this game will be exponentially higher, but even if he doesn't the Pelicans will still get over the line. Updates with new lead, quotes and details. The Pelicans' 21-14 road record is the fifth best in the National Basketball Association, but New Orleans is just 17-12 on its home floor, the worst mark among any of the Top 10 in the heated Western Conference playoff race. The Washington Wizards are averaging 107.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting.
The Pelicans' Thursday injury report lists the All-Star as doubtful with a left ankle sprain for the Friday contest against Washington.
Before Friday's loss, Gentry said he's optimistic Davis would be able to return against the Jazz (36-30).
With the win, the Wizards (38-28) get the season sweep over the Pels and have now won 12 of the last 13 meetings between the two teams, including the last 5.
On Wednesday night after the game, Davis' ankle was said to be "swelling significantly", which is more evidence that this injury will likely keep him out for longer than just a couple days.
In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, New Orleans is 8-1 and Washington is 17-3. On these nights, he averages 22.8 points on a huge 57.8% shooting, 11.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks.
He also had a key three-pointer, which would send the Pelicans into a timeout to stop the bleeding.
The Pelicans struggled to find the basket.
The Pelicans also missed 14 of 20 3-point attempts. He was locked in, and helped the Wizards stretch the lead in the second quarter. And we'll put him through some things tomorrow and we'll see. "Whenever he's healthy, it's a lovely thing for us".
Washington took control in the first half, building a 15-point halftime advantage, en route to limiting New Orleans to an extremely rare poor performance on offense. Improved to 26-7 when outrebounding an opponent.
Ever since Endymion rolled through the streets of New Orleans, the Pelicans have been winners. Oubre scored 11 points.
This time around, Harden has all the arrows lined up, with the best overall record in the league, leading the league in scoring, and putting record-shattering numbers in games he's played in this season. Failed to score 100 for the first time since their last loss, 100-86 in Philadelphia on February 9.