Posted Dec 11, 2013 8:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans has returned to action two days after the club said he was expected to miss one to two weeks with a left ankle sprain
The 6-foot-6 guard/forward checked in for starting small forward Al-Farouq Aminu with about 4 minutes left in the first quarter of New Orleans' game against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Evans was hurt while trying to drive past Kevin Durant in the third quarter of Friday night's loss to Oklahoma City. He crashed to the floor on the baseline and needed help getting to the locker room.
Evans wound up not missing a single full game. Before Wednesday, he'd averaged 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.3 steals in 24.9 minutes per game.
|Dominican Republic vs. USA Basketball|
The United States defeats the Dominican Republic in an exhibition game in New York, 105-62.
|Postgame: Krzyzewski, Irving|
Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Kyrie Irving talk to the media after Wednesday's impressive victory.
|USAB Postgame Discussion|
Vince and Dennis discuss Wednesday's impressive victory over the Dominican Republic.
|Postgame: Kyrie Irving|
Kyrie Irving talks with Matt Winer following USA Basketball's win over the Dominican Republic.
|DeRozan to Drummond|
Andre Drummond takes the pass and finishes with authority.