Anthony Davis (sprained ankle) day-to-day, doubtful for big game vs. Wizards

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Davis was doubtful heading into Friday's game against the Wizards and ended up missing the contest due to the sprained left ankle he suffered during Wednesday's game against the Kings.

Washington small forward Otto Porter Jr. left the last game with a hip contusion and is questionable to play tonight.

"Won't know anything until tomorrow", Gentry said.

Davis was battling for a rebound with Kings center Kosta Koufos and landed awkwardly on Koufos' foot.

It will be a matchup of contrasting styles as the fast-breaking Pelicans (ranked second in the National Basketball Association in possessions per game) will look to push the more grind-it-out Wizards (17th in possessions per game).

"Hopefully this ankle's feeling better by tomorrow and we'll see how it goes", he said. "I really don't. It's a sprained ankle. It was sore. I just wanted to make sure everything was fine". "But we have a team full of people that step-up to the plate. If not, we've got to line up and play".

It was over when Washington's Bradley Beal drained a left-wing three-pointer on a fast break, giving Washington a 75-50 lead with 2:57 remaining in the third quarter. He's appeared in 58 of the Pelicans' 64 games to date.

Averaging 53.6 FanDuel points, Davis is projected for 52.2 FD points against the Utah Jazz. He is averaging 28.1 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game this season. Unfortunately, that requires patience that coach Alvin Gentry isn't always up for.

New Orleans ranks second in points in the paint per game (51.2) while Washington ranks 22nd (42.2).

The Wizards took their largest lead late in the third quarter, when Beal's five straight points on a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws capped an 11-0 run that made it 77-50. The Pelicans are playing at a pace that conjures images of 1990 Loyola Marymount, running and gunning like they were shot out of a cannon.

"I don't think it's that big of a deal", Gentry said. "I was just trying to get up and down the court, move a little bit and felt great". New Orleans was lights out from beyond the arc (11-26; 42.3 percent). They're in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference. "They said it's nearly sold out and the winning streak so it's got to be exciting for anybody". And we'll put him through some things tomorrow and we'll see. "We've done a good job with that". The Wizards went 1-3 during their four-game homestand.