"I don't think it's that big of a deal", Gentry said.
"This team is so unselfish", said Mirotic, who joined the Pelicans after Cousins went down January 26 with a season-ending left Achilles tear. Holiday averages 5.8 assists for the season, but in his past ten games has averaged 8.5 assists (including a huge 17 dimes two games ago against the Clippers) to go with 24.9 points.
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Davis is still doubtful to play, but it sounds like Gentry will hold out hope until the very last second tonight. Holiday later scored eight consecutive points and Davis added a late three-point play to help the Pelicans take a 62-44 halftime lead.
The Pelicans' brilliant overall form - New Orleans, alongside the Rockets, are the only side to have gone undefeated over the past ten games. "(The Pelicans) are a hot team right now. It would be surprising for him to win the MVP because of the year James Harden is having in Houston.
Any injury that would potentially hold Davis out for multiple games could hinder his chances at a possible MVP award.
Suggestions throughout the National Basketball Association stratosphere pointing to the Pelicans to blow it up by trading their franchise cornerstone Anthony Davis. All we can say that this point is "fingers cross for good news".
Davis (ankle) will go through pre-game warmups to "feel out" his availability for Friday's game against the Wizards, Scott Kushner of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.