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Is it time to consider Anthony Davis a serious MVP candidate?

Is it time to consider Anthony Davis a serious MVP candidate? Is it time to consider Anthony Davis a serious MVP candidate?
Sergio Cook | 10 March, 2018, 02:03

Anthony Davis has been at the heart of New Orleans' franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak.

Without Cousins in the starting lineup, the effects on the team were adverse, posing just a 1-5 record.

Wednesday's 114-101 win over the Sacramento Kings put the exclamation point on a ideal four-game Western Conference road trip and officially tied the longest winning streak in franchise history.

"If you're a New Orleans fan, that team is playing very, very well", Kings' coach Dave Joerger said. After hurting his ankle against the Kings, Davis' x-rays came back negative, but he is still listed as questionable for this game. Said injury occurred in the third quarter when Davis landed on the foot of former Jazzman Kosta Koufos while corralling a rebound underneath the hoop. Where the pelicans have the play three in a row back to back to back so mentally it may be a sacrifice this game to get Davis and more healthy so that he can have on down the homestretch. He left the game immediately favouring his left ankle and did not return. Ever since Cousins went down, it seems as if the Pelicans are playing just fine and Anthony Davis is carrying the load.

Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic is expected to start in Davis' place.

The All-Star's twisted ankle forced Davis to exit a game for the second consecutive night with an injury. "We went out there and thought it was going to be an easy game". The Houston Rockets are enjoying a 16 game winning streak.

Markieff Morris hit a critical 3-pointer in overtime to key the victory, but he knows upcoming road games against New Orleans on Friday and Miami on Saturday are important as the Wizards try to position themselves for the playoffs.

The pair combined for 19 points on 10 fourth-quarter shots, making four 3-pointers and keeping Sacramento at arm's length.

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