In his post-game comments, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry didn't even want to venture a guess as to when Anthony Davis would return after being asked his availability for Friday night's upcoming game against the Toronto Raptors.
"I really have no idea. We'll just have to wait and see. AD will get looked at tonight and tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. I wouldn't even speculate (at this point) right now."
It's good news that Davis was able to travel with the Pelicans on their 3-game road trip through the Eastern Conference, but at this time, he remains without an exact timetable. With the Pelicans already thin at multiple positions, losing their superstar for any stretch of games could continue to have a significant impact on their win/loss record.
The Pelicans sorely missed Davis against the Hawks Wednesday night as both Al Horford and Paul Millsap proved difficult to guard with the remaining roster. Horford made the Pelicans pay early as Omer Asik left him unattended on the perimeter. He scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half. Meanwhile Millsap proved to be unstoppable on the glass and got to the free throw line at will during the second half.