Green makes some good points but with Davis spraining his ankle in New Orleans' 114-101 win over Sacramento on Wednesday, he may end up missing some time. If it were not for the Pelicans coming off an intense game against the Los Angeles Clippers last night and Anthony Davis leaving the game early, this contest probably would have been a blowout. "What I will say is, James has been second two times".
The Pelicans announced that X-rays taken were negative.
With Davis now out for the Pelicans while the team was playing the second part of a back-to-back, the Kings' chances of winning this match suddenly increased. Meanwhile, doing his scoring effectively, adding five 40 point games on 53 percent shooting from the field.
Since the Pels lost their other All-Star big, DeMarcus Cousins, to a ruptured Achilles, Davis has taken his game to another level and inserted himself into the MVP conversation.
The Wizards' brilliant road form - Washington have been pretty good on the road all season, but recently they have stepped things up even further, winning seven of their last eight games outside of Washington. The season Steph beat him, Steph was just off the charts.More news: Samsung aims to inspire the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
Cauley-Stein averages 12.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks. Anthony Davis led both teams with 37 points in the first game, in which the Pelicans lost 116-106, unable to cover as 2.5-point underdogs.
Despite 37 points and nine rebounds from Davis, New Orleans lost 116-106 at Washington on December 19.
In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, New Orleans is 8-1 and Washington is 17-3. Davis' status will be re-evaluated on a day-to-day basis. During the streak, they are averaging 124.9 points per game, the highest mark in the National Basketball Association, and they are just returning home from sweeping a four-game road trip, with wins over the Spurs, Mavs, Clippers, and Kings.
Mirotic has been a beneficiary of Holiday's passing ability.