Davis turns ankle, but Pelicans roll to 10th straight win

Davis turns ankle, but Pelicans roll to 10th straight win

What's most surprising about the Pelicans' nine-game win streak is it has happened without All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, who tore his left Achilles in January and needed season-ending surgery.

"We keep regrouping and finding a way to win", Gentry said. "We've got to execute, rebound, stay focused on defensive assignments".

Randolph scored his 19 points in just 26 minutes.

Outside of Houston and Golden State, spots 3 through 10 in the West are only separated by 4.5 games so every win by the Pelicans is crucial.

Holiday and Mirotic each scored 13 first-half points as New Orleans led 67-52 at the break.

After being down 20 points in the third, the Clippers made things interesting in the fourth behind a raucous crowd eager for a comeback victory. Okafor, who was first signed on February 3rd after not playing in the National Basketball Association since 2013, has contributed 15 solid minutes at center per game, allowing Davis to play power forward, his preferred position.

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. "We put ourselves in a position to have an opportunity to win it, but it just wasn't going our way the whole entire night anyway".

"We knew that this would be a real hard stretch", Gentry said.

The win in Sacramento improves the Pels record to 38-26.

"I hope so", Davis told Marc Stein of the New York Times on Sunday when asked if he thinks New Orleans will re-sign Cousins this summer. No other player has reached that number more than six times this season. But he returned to the game later in the period.

Pelicans: Host Washington on Friday night. The Pelicans return home to begin a three-game homestand with a contest against the Wizards.

Pelicans: New Orleans has won seven straight road games, one shy of the franchise record set in 2007-08.

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