The New Orleans Pelicans have an important game against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, but MVP candidate Anthony Davis won’t be participating because of a sprained ankle suffered at shootaround:
Anthony Davis is questionable for tonight's game in PHX after sustaining a L ankle sprain at shootaround – status will be updated pregame.
— Pelicans PR (@PelicansPR) March 19, 2015
Anthony Davis (left ankle sprain) is OUT tonight for New Orleans' game at Phoenix.
— Pelicans PR (@PelicansPR) March 20, 2015
This is certainly an inopportune time for Davis to be hurt again, as the Pelicans are a half-game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder (who are dealing with their own injury problems) for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. And don’t forget that the Suns are 2½ games behind New Orleans.
This will be Davis’s 13th missed game this season. The Pelicans are 6-6 in the 12 games Davis has missed prior to Thursday night.