Anthony Davis questionable to return after suffering groin injury against Lakers

Anthony Davis questionable to return after suffering groin injury against Lakers

He finished the period with 11 as New Orleans set a franchise record for first-quarter points in taking a 46-33 lead after one.

"It's been fun. The last two games, I think we've been acting as a team really good", Mirotic said. "Actually (Cousins) called me and said, 'What are you doing?".

New Orleans - The Pelicans defeated the Lakers Wednesday night 139-117, tying a franchise high for points in a game.

"You could make an argument that the Pelicans would want to just go extremely young and get a top five or top 10 picks from the Kings if they're going to tear it down". He's had a spectacular season so far, averaging 27.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.1 blocks per game.

The question now is will Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka compromise the team's flexibility and future to create another super-team that would probably just have a four-year championship window because of LeBron's age? On top of that, the Pels had a scary moment in the first quarter when Anthony Davis headed to the locker room with a groin injury.

The Pelicans (31-26) are off the for the All-Star break through the weekend and return to action next Friday, Feb. 23 when they host the Heat.

The team's starting center has been sidelined with a season-ending injury for nine games.

"I've played with a lot of great guys - guys that can score 20 or 30 - but Anthony is a different level", said Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic, who had 16 points and seven rebounds.

Jrue Holiday was also instrumental in the win for the Pelicans with a double-double of 24 points and 11 assists. "The way he shot, the way he plays, it's just unbelievable".

Davis scored three baskets before Mirotic's 3-pointer gave the Pelicans a 120-100 lead with seven minutes remaining.

"As long as we can keep in it a situation where we're not asking him to force shots. we did it all within our offense", Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said of Davis' night.