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Anthony Davis to miss Wolves game with finger injury

By: Jim Eichenhofer, Pelicans.com, @Jim_Eichenhofer


MINNEAPOLIS - New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis will sit out Wednesday’s game at Minnesota due to soreness in his left index finger. It's related to the same injury that forced him to come out of Tuesday’s win at Cleveland briefly in the fourth quarter. Pelicans trainer Jon Ishop was able to put the dislocated finger back in place, allowing Davis to return for the final minutes of a 100-89 victory over the Cavaliers.

The good news is Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said in pregame that he does not expect Davis to miss any additional games beyond tonight. New Orleans’ next game is Saturday vs. Chicago back in Louisiana.

“It just makes sense,” Williams said of not allowing Davis to play against the Timberwolves. “We could’ve held him out last night, but he was so adamant about playing that I let him go. Now we have to be his brains and make sure he doesn’t hurt his finger more. But he should be ready for our next game.”

Williams did not reveal who will take Davis’ place in the starting lineup, but there aren’t a ton of options numbers-wise. The Pelicans are again down to just 10 healthy players. On Tuesday, the bench consisted of Greg Stiemsma, Jeff Withey, Darius Miller, Tyreke Evans, Austin Rivers and Anthony Morrow.