Anthony Davis posts triple-double with 10 blocks vs. Jazz

In his return from a one-game absence due to a sprained left ankle, New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis recorded his first triple-double in the National Basketball Association in a 116-99 loss to the Utah Jazz.

And they just might have superstar Anthony Davis back to lead the way. The Jazz play next on Tuesday when they host the Detroit Pistons at Vivint Smart Home Arena at 7 p.m.

"He did some things today (in practice)", Gentry said. "But obviously we won't say definitely until he goes through his pregame warmup and we'll see". If he plays, Davis will not have a minutes restriction, Gentry said. "Will do some more stuff tomorrow, but it feels a lot better".

Davis suffered the injury during New Orleans' 114-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. However, on Sunday against the Utah Jazz, he was able to finally have one under his belt, as he notched the first of his pro career, right in time for his 25th birthday.

Since Cousins went down on January 26, Davis has taken his game to astronomical levels in leading the Pelicans' charge for the playoffs.

Over his past 11 games, Davis has scored 40 or more points on five occasions, which represents a major challenge for a Utah team that boasts a triumvirate of top-flight interior defenders in the form of Rudy Gobert, Derrick Favors and Jae Crowder.

He averaged 35.6 points and 13.6 rebounds during the streak.

  • Steve Townsend