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Anthony Davis fractures hand, timetable for return is unknown

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New Orleans Pelicans sophomore stud Anthony Davis suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand during the Pelicans 103-99 victory over the New York Knicks on Dec. 1. Without Davis, New Orleans defeated Chicago 131-128 in triple overtime as Ryan Anderson poured in 36 points.

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Davis is out indefinitely according to the Pelicans.

Davis suffered during an alley-oop attempt with just under three minutes remaining in the first quarter of Sunday's game. He was fouled on the attempt.

Following a timeout on the floor, Davis made the two free throws he received for the mid-air foul, missed his next field-goal attempt and was replaced by New Orleans big man Jason Smith with 1:33 remaining in the first quarter. He'd later head back to the Pelicans' locker room, emerging with his left hand wrapped.

Davis finished the game with seven points and four boards.

"I haven't found anything out yet," Davis said after the game. "Most definitely I hope it's a short-term thing."

Pelicans coach Monty Williams did not have any additional information on Davis' condition.

"I know he hit his hand on the rim on the lob, but I can't give you an update," he said.

After struggling with injuries during his rookie season, Davis got off to a roaring start this year, leading the Pelicans in scoring and rebounding while shooting just under 50 percent from the floor and 85 percent from the free-throw line on nearly six attempts per game.

Davis has recorded nine double-doubles this season, in the team’s first 16 games, and is averaging 18.8 points and 10.2 rebounds a game. He leads the league with 3.8 blocks a game and is shooting 49.8 percent from the field.


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