Cousins explodes for 40 points, 22 rebounds to lead Pelicans past Nuggets

Getty Images

Trainers and teammates carried Davis off the floor, eventually placing him in a wheelchair to reach the locker room.

Davis missed Saturday's game at Portland and will miss Monday night's game against the Golden State Warriors.

It's unclear exactly how long Davis will be sidelined, but he was seen doing individual warmups the past few days, able to drive to the basket and rise for dunks. However, Davis said on Monday he's still experiencing significant pain on certain cuts and pivots, and the Pelicans will be cautious with his return. "We came in at half and said the first team to play a little bit of defense is going to be the team to win the game". "If there was any chance that he could play, he would play".

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will be examined in New Orleans on Sunday to determine how severe his groin injury is, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Suns listed him out for two-to-three weeks while he recovers.

The good news for the Nuggets?

While Gary Harris did his best with his offensive prowess to keep the team in the game, his match up, Jrue Holliday, had one of his best nights of the year. Denver's starting shooting guard scored a team-high 18 points in the first half on 7-11 shooting and looked to be in line to top his career-high of 28 points.

Rondo hasn't tallied more than 31 minutes since joining the Pelicans in free agency.

"Jameer is one of the reasons we can do that", Gentry said. "The fact that he's day-to-day, I think is great".

The Nuggets are 13-11 overall - 10-2 at home but just 3-9 on the road, something that infuriates coach Mike Malone. "He's a leader on and off the court and he makes everyone around him better".

Meanwhile, the Pelicans took advantage of Denver's obvious current weakness in the paint without their two stars, Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pelicans are 4.5-point home favorites to beat the Nuggets, who opened as 4-point road underdogs.

"Just the antics. It's silly man, like, just let me live", Cousins said. He forces teams to make decisions on if you're going to double-team him or play one-on-one and try to take away the other guys.

"In the first half we kind of got sucked into playing their style of play, just trying to outscore one another", Cousins said.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

London’s Medical Startups Challenge Welcomes a New Judge, Max Polyakov
MBios is a joint project of Innovation House and the Ukrainian Medical Association of the United Kingdom (UMAUK). Such kind of challenges provides the participants with an opportunity to present their projects to the world.

Troops kill seven insurgents in Borno
In May, he took over the theatre command from Lucky Irabor who is now coordinating the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF). Attahiru Ibrahim, and appointed a new Major General to head the military anti-insurgency operation in the North-East.

Inter Milan misfit Joao Mario wants Manchester United transfer in January
United are also interested in Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, although he is believed to favour a move to Juventus. Mourinho is willing to use 29-year-old Mata as a makeweight in the move to reduce the cost of the Portuguese.

NetApp, Inc. (NTAP) EVP Sells 1976 Shares of Stock
Analyst Recommendations are opinions given by analysts to their clients about whether a given stock is worth buying or not. Of those analysts, 11 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 13 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.

New York Islanders Penalty Kill Needs To Step Up (Keys To Game)
The Islanders went 11 minutes without a shot to start the first and were outshot 11-2 overall in the period. Lightning: Host the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night in the third of four consecutive home games.

Other news