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Draymond Green thinks Anthony Davis could edge out James Harden for MVP

Draymond Green thinks Anthony Davis could edge out James Harden for MVP

The New Orleans Pelicans saw the scariest thing imaginable happen on Wednesday night during their game against Sacramento, when Anthony Davis went down with an injury. "It was sore. I just wanted to make sure everything was fine".

Meanwhile, Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score a game-high 26 points to give the Pelicans their 10th consecutive win, with a 114-101 victory in Sacramento.

Davis' production has surged during New Orleans franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak, which has moved the Pelicans into the top four in the Western Conference.

This is the second game of the season between these two teams.

Washington ranks 13th in rebounds allowed per game (42.8) while New Orleans ranks 25th (45.2).

"Houston has had a good one but I'm most impressed with New Orleans", Draymond Green told reporters after shootaround on Thursday. In his past ten games, he is dishing out 6.7 dimes a night, to go with his 21.5 points. 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.

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Davis has the Pelicans now in the four spot in the western conference with a 38-26 record. Back New Orleans to cover this line.

"Having him out there, we still have to execute; not having him out there, we still have to execute, and that's defensively and offensively", Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. And you're going for your eleventh straight win.

"I've been taking a lot of extra work to get my confidence back because I was (in) a little struggle in the beginning with my shots", Mirotic said.

The Washington Wizards need a statement win here after splitting their last eight games. Games including the Pelicans tend to finish over the total (62.5 percent).

Kings starting point guard De'Aaron Fox and starting center Willie Cauley-Stein will miss Friday's game against the Orlando Magic at Golden 1 Center with lower back strains.


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