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Performance Rankings: Pelicans vs. Nuggets

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The Pelicans started off extremely slow against the Nuggets, finding themselves down 11 after the 1st quarter. New Orleans is 7-14 when they trail after just the first quarter. However, that wasn't remotely going to be the worst thing that happened on the night.

At about the 2 minute mark of the 3rd quarter, this happened:

Davis was helped off the floor via the Nuggets' tunnel. Not good, right? Well, fortunately, Anthony Davis returned to the game early in the fourth quarter.

Despite his return, the Pelicans were not able to ride the emotionally uplifting display and were outscored 23-15 in the final frame to lose the game.

Anthony Davis finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks, but he certainly didn't look to be himself upon his return. Tyreke Evans had an enormous 3rd quarter and finished with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

On the negative side, Eric Gordon started 0-8 and finished 4-15. Ryan Anderson never got it going neither as he finished 3-10 without a single make from three.

Stay tuned for Zach's full recap coming up a bit later, but as it stands, the winning streak is over. Now, the team is about to face a difficult five game stretch on the schedule and there is a strong possibility Davis might need to miss a game or two.

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