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NBA Predictions: Will Pelicans vs. Clippers Matchup Cover the Over? 3/6/18

NBA Predictions: Will Pelicans vs. Clippers Matchup Cover the Over? 3/6/18

Bolstered by NBA Sixth Man of the Year favorite Lou Williams, who scored 14 of his team-high 27 points in the final period, they flipped that 20-point third quarter deficit into a 113-109 lead with 2:05 left to play in the game. Davis winced and grabbed at his ankle before slowly getting to his feet.

"No one came up big for us down the stretch and that's why we lost", Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.

Davis has been outstanding for the Pelicans ever since superstar teammate DeMarcus Cousins tore his Achilles.

"I feel fine but they'll have the team doctor look at it tomorrow and go from there", Davis said.

The Pelicans, who visited Sacramento late Wednesday night, now settle back into their familiar surroundings, playing eight of their next nine games in the Smoothie King Center, starting at 7 p.m. Friday against the Washington Wizards. "I got hit in the ribs but knowing the position we're in, I just wanted to get back out there and do what I can to help the team". The Pelicans rank 24th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.7).

The Pelicans announced that X-rays taken were negative, but Davis did not return in the team's 114-101 win - New Orleans' 10th straight victory.

It is unquestionably a good thing that Davis emerged healthy after an injury scare and he was undeniably fantastic in the second half on Tuesday.

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James Harden scored 26 points, Eric Gordon had 18 points and two momentum-swinging 3-pointers in the third quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-99 on Wednesday night for their 17th straight win.

There could be a huge risk involved for the Pelicans front office as many teams would think twice about offering a max contract to a seven-footer suffering a major injury that could affect his explosiveness.

"March is a monster for us", Rivers said. The Pelicans shot 56.6 percent for the game, dropping the Kings to 8-25 when their opponent shoots 50 percent or better.

Gentry added, "He's playing on an MVP level".

"If we had won the game, it would have been a robbery".

LOS ANGELES - Had the Clippers completed a frenetic rally from a 20-point deficit, had they moved into eighth place in the Western Conference standings, had they ended the New Orleans Pelicans' eight-game winning streak, it would have been nothing short of a felony.

The New Orleans Pelicans (36-26) remain incapable of losing.