Davis, Pelicans rally past Spurs after Aldridge injury

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans took advantage of yet another Spurs injury to tighten the Western Conference playoff race even further.

Anthony Davis had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and New Orleans rallied in the final two minutes to beat San Antonio 121-116 on Wednesday night, adding to the Spurs’ misery after losing LaMarcus Aldridge to an injury in the first half.

”We had that a little bit down the stretch today, we felt sorry (for ourselves),” San Antonio veteran Manu Ginobili said. ”We said OK, we are missing a lot of guys and we stopped executing when we needed it the most.”

New Orleans overcame a 15-point deficit and won its seventh straight to move within a half-game of San Antonio, which dropped a game behind Minnesota for third in the West.

”We just kept battling,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. ”We weren’t playing the greatest. I thought we were kind of a half a step slow in everything we were doing and they were attacking us. We were having trouble controlling the dribble penetration but we just kept plugging away and plugging away.”

San Antonio, which has been without superstar forward Kawhi Leonard for all but nine games this season, lost Aldridge to a sprained right ankle late when he landed awkwardly while

Article source: https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/davis-pelicans-rally-past-spurs-after-aldridge-injury-030118

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