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7-15, 4th in Southwest

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Jrue Holiday (left turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (right toe contusion) listed as questionable for tomorrow vs. Philly. Tyreke Evans (right knee/left calf) is still out.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis is having an MVP-caliber season, but Alvin Gentry agreed it'd be tough to for him to make voters' ballots given the Pelicans' struggles. "It's unfortunate for him, because to me he's having an unbelievable, MVP season," Gentry said. "When you think about what he's done and the defenses that he's faced, and still the numbers that he's put up. And not just the offensive numbers he's put up, but being able to lead the league in blocked shots. He's been really solid defensively in what we're trying to do. He guarded [Marc] Gasol and did a good job on him. All of those things right there, it's just unfortunate that our record is not better. Because I think if our record was better, obviously they we would be speaking about him being in the MVP race."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry when asked how he's handling the Pelicans' 7-15 season, which comes on the heels of a 30-52 first season in New Orleans: "Frustrating. Frustrating. Very frustrating, to be honest with you. I had higher expectations … and thought that we would have less injuries, to be honest with you. Obviously the Jrue [Holiday] thing isn't anything that anyone can help. It's just an unfortunate thing. The greatest thing about that is that everybody came out [healthy]. Lauren seems to be doing great. JT, his daughter, is doing great. To me, that was the most important thing out of that. It's unfortunate, because Jrue is healthy and ready to go, and I think he was so excited about it. [But] that kind of threw us behind the 8-ball right away. It's frustrating, I'm not going to lie about it. It really is. "As I say all the time, you can do one or two things: You can have pity parties for yourself or you can sit down and every night I try to figure out a way that we can put us in a situation to win games. That's what I'm supposed to do."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Jrue Holiday said his turf toe on his left big toe stems from the first quarter in Sunday's loss in Oklahoma City. Holiday said it's "too soon to say" if he'll play in tomorrow's game against the Sixers, but that it'd be "fun" to play against his former team.

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Davis wins the week again

Anthony Davis topped our average game score rankings this week for the third time in six weeks. He averaged 33.0 PPG for the week while adding two blocks and steals per game. Player rankings (Insider)

Grizzlies hold off Pelicans in double-overtime (2:04)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis said he "was definitely feeling" 91 minutes of basketball over the past two nights but said he didn't feel limited by a right foot sprain. Davis, who finished with 28 points an 17 rebounds, said he wore a "nice little support" on his right foot.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

After a relatively calm press conference, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry loudly crumpled up his box score into a paper ball as he walked away and threw it on the ground in the hallway of the Smoothie King Center.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pelicans win a jump ball in the waning seconds but Langston Galloway's 3-pointer misses, sealing a 110-108 loss to the Grizzlies in double overtime. Anthony Davis finishes with 28 points on 27 shots and 17 rebounds in 49 minutes. Galloway has 26 points. The Pelicans have now lost three straight, and five of their past six.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis, who suffered a right foot sprain yesterday in Oklahoma City, has just 3 points on 1-for-7 shooting and 5 rebounds in 16 first-half minutes. Pelicans up 46-44 on the Grizzlies at halftime.

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Pelicans' Holiday (toe) out, Davis (foot) in

The Pelicans' Anthony Davis is expected to play Monday after suffering a right foot sprain. Jrue Holiday will sit out his first game since returning in mid-November because of a turf toe injury.

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Pelicans drop 2 spots in Power Rankings

New Orleans lands at No. 25 this week. Sunday's loss at OKC was a snapshot of the season for the Pelicans: Anthony Davis dropped 37 points, 15 boards and four blocks in defeat. Week 7 Power Rankings

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis (right foot sprain) is officially expected to play tonight against the Grizzlies, but Jrue Holiday (turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe contusion) are now both out, bringing the grand total of players sidelined between both teams tonight in New Orleans to 11.

ESPN Stats & Info

BPI doesn't have high hopes for Pelicans

The return of Jrue Holiday hasn't quite moved the needle as far as the Pelicans' playoff chances. ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives them a better shot at a top-three pick (15 percent) than making the playoffs (6 percent)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis is listed as probable for tonight's home matchup vs Memphis with a right foot sprain. ESPN reported on Sunday night that Davis underwent an X-ray after a 101-92 loss in Oklahoma City. Tyreke Evans (right knee/left calf) is listed as out, marking the third game since general manager Dell Demps said Evans' return from a 10-month absence would be "sooner rather than later."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

OKC big man Enes Kanter on the performance of Anthony Davis, who had 37 points in a loss to the Thunder: "He can't beat us just by himself. That's what a really special player does. Look at Russell [Westbrook], getting his stats, but making everybody else better. With them, he's done a good job, I don't want to say nothing bad about him. He's a good player. That's it."

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Sources: Pelicans' Davis gets X-rays after game

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis underwent an X-ray after a 101-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, according to league sources.

Davis just watches as Westbrook punishes the rim (0:27)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis had an X-ray taken after the game in Oklahoma City, according to league sources. Davis denied the account, but the Pelicans forward received treatment and a black wrap on his right foot at his locker before speaking to the media. Davis, who finished with 37 points and 15 rebounds in 43 minutes, appeared to be walking without a hobble in the locker room.

Westbrook's fifth straight triple-double lifts Thunder (1:06)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.322nd
Rebounds Per Game44.214th
Assists Per Game22.78th
Points Allowed105.418th

Team History


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