It was bad news, in the midst of a good road win.
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis suffered what the team calls a “non-displaced” fracture of his left hand in the team’s 103-99 win at New York Sunday night.
Davis was injured in the first quarter on a collision underneath the Pelicans basket. The club would not say how long Davis would be out. He was averaging 19.6 and 10.6 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans used 31 points from Ryan Anderson and 24 from Tyreke Evans to hand the Knicks their 9th straight loss and 7th straight loss at home.
Evans continued his outstanding play. He scored 24 points, dished out 7 assists, and had 4 steals. Evans has now scored in double digits in 9 consecutive games, a streak that began November 12th in a loss on the road to the Los Angeles Lakers.
New Orleans took the lead for good on a Ryan Anderson layup with 4:11 to play. New Orleans, 8-8, plays at Chicago Monday night.
The Pelicans are home Wednesday to play Dallas. Oklahoma City comes to New Orleans Arena Friday night.