DeMarcus Cousins joked about taking Anthony Davis’ Achilles
The New Orleans Pelicans (37-26) are currently a train going down the tracks at full speed and don’t appear to be making any stops anytime soon. With their crucial 121-116 victory over the L.A. Clippers on Tuesday night at Staples Center, the Pelicans have now won nine games in a row and are being led by the heroics of superstar power forward Anthony Davis.
With just over three minutes to go in the second quarter and the Pelicans up 54-51, Davis and Clippers star center DeAndre Jordan collided under the rim while going for a rebound. After being shown in a considerable amount of pain, Davis left the game with a rib contusion. From there, the Pelicans closed the half without their star on a 13-1 run to take a 15-point halftime lead.
Luckily, the star power forward was able to return for the beginning of the second half and had a monster game the rest of the way, scoring 19 third quarter points and 31 second-half points.
In a postgame interview with TNT following the victory, Davis said that during halftime he had a funny exchange with injured New Orleans star center DeMarcus Cousins, who is out for the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles in late January against the Houston Rockets.
“DeMarcus told me at halftime, ‘If you won’t go back in, let me get your Achilles,’” Davis said with a big smile on his face. “I wanted to go out there and do whatever I can to help the team.”
That wasn’t quite necessary against the Clippers, as Davis returned and finished with a game-high 41 points on 17-of-31 shooting from the field, 13 rebounds, three blocked shots, three steals and two assists on the night. The Pelicans will look win No. 10 in a row tonight when they visit the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center.