Anthony Davis leaves game with apparent hip injury

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis right tries to stop Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph left during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday

The Pelicans will go for their tenth straight victory on Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings. The Pelicans announced that X-rays taken were negative after the game, but head coach Alvin Gentry said to ESPN after the game that the power forward will get an MRI on Thursday when the team returns home.

"We didn't play with the right spirit, and it happens, but I don't know why it happened", Rivers said.

The big man turned his left ankle severely on Kosta Koufos' foot after securing a rebound. Davis remained in the game briefly before being taken to the Pelicans locker room with 3:11 left in the third. "They said I was fine, and I went back out". "I got hit in the ribs but knowing the position we're in, I just wanted to get back out there and do what I can to help the team".

It's remarkable what he has done since DeMarcus Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.

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"We can do that against teams like this", Davis said. From what I hear, he plans on it.

This game feels like a toss up that could go either way.

Nikola Mirotic contributed off the bench with a double-double, 26 points and 10 rebounds.

The 10-game winning streak matches the Pelicans' franchise record set January 9-26, 2011.

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Buddy Hield led the Kings (20-45) with 20 points.

Late in the second quarter, #Anthony Davis labored down the floor after a hard collision with Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.

In 48 games with New Orleans, Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks. I'm pretty confident that he'll stay. "Now it seems that I did get my rhythm".

Analysis: The Pelicans have won eight in a row and it's kept them in a very tight playoff race near the bottom of the western conference playoffs. The Pels also own a seven-game road winning streak. "We've done a good job with that". Sacramento already was without center Willie Cauley-Stein, who missed his third consecutive game because of a lower back strain.

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Up next: Pelicans vs. Washington (37-28), Friday, 7 p.m. CST.


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