Red-hot Davis rolls ankle; MRI scheduled

Anthony Davis of the Pelicans went down with a sprained left ankle Wednesday night in Sacramento and will have an MRI on Thursday.

The way he’s been tearing up the league of late, perhaps the only thing that could slow down Anthony Davis is what’s been his kryptonite for his NBA career.

The dreaded injury bug.

For the second consecutive night, the New Orleans Pelicans star was forced to leave a game Wednesday night at Sacramento. Davis rolled his left ankle coming down after corralling a rebound.

“I feel fine,” Davis said after the game. “But I’m going to have the team doctor take a look at it [Thursday] and go from there.”

The Pelicans announced that X-rays were negative but Davis did no re-enter the game, eventually wont by New Orleans, 114-101, extending the Pelicans’ winning streak to 10.

New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said after the game Davis will undergo an MRI on Thursday as the Pelicans return home.

Davis, the former University of Kentucky star, has never played more than 75 games in his NBA career.

Davis left the Pelicans’ 121-116 conquest of the Los Angeles Clippers with bruised ribs late in the first half. However, wearing padding around his ribcage, he returned in the second half, finishing with 31 points.

Before he injured his ankle Wednesday night, Davis had posted 17 points, five boards, five rejections, two steals and an assist in 23 minutes.

Since fellow twin tower DeMarcus Cousins suffered a season-ending torn Achilles’ tendon, Davis has averaged 33.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.5 blocked shots in the 16 games without Cousins.