Outside of the Houston Rockets, there may not be a team in the National Basketball Association as hot as the Utah Jazz. The Rockets' last loss came against the Pelicans, 115-113, on January 26 in New Orleans. "We've just got to slow them down and get two road wins".
The Anthony Davis-led New Orleans Pelicans deserve to be apart of the contender discussion during this year's playoffs. However, Davis will likely be out of commission for the bout. Said injury occurred in the third quarter when Davis landed on the foot of former Jazzman Kosta Koufos while corralling a rebound underneath the hoop. 88 if burden the next nine or even at home which is a good thing so I could I deathly understand though if they do opt to rest him because you got to all whole huge slate of games this month to contend with and it is even next week.
After DeMarcus Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles injury, Anthony Davis has been downright unbelievable.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Davis' bum wheel was nothing beyond a sprained ankle.
Without Davis and center DeMarcus Cousins, the Pelicans will have lean heavily on recently acquired center Emeka Okafor and on forwards Nikola Mirotic and Cheick Diallo, who have been major contributors during the streak. He is considered doubtful to play tonight. Nevertheless, it will be a big-time break for Utah if Davis can't go. Hield scored the next five points and the Kings twice got within 13 before the Pelicans took a 62-44 halftime lead. The Jazz (35-30) are now just 3½ games behind the Pels (38-26) in the standings. On the season, Washington has defeated opponents by an average of 1.6 points. As of now, it seems as if this year's honor is still Harden's to lose - he leads the National Basketball Association in player efficiency rating at 30.21, while Davis is second at 28.90 and LeBron James is third at 28.19 - but Green says Davis is making his case.
Davis, who left the game for good with 3:11 left in the third quarter, had his lowest point total during the win streak.
It's not expected, but if Davis misses extended time, that could create the opening the Jazz need to solidify a playoff spot.