Pelicans Top Rockets But Lose Boogie Cousins For The Season

Pelicans Top Rockets But Lose Boogie Cousins For The Season

According to widespread reports, initial scans showed the 27-year-old has torn his Achilles tendon and will subsequently miss the rest of the season. He's been an absolute monster, stuffing the stat sheet easily and in a way we've never seen before. Cousins will undergo an MRI to officially determine the severity.

Remarkably, Cousins was featured in New Orleans' nine most-used lineups, and the Pelicans don't have a single five-man group that has logged more than 45 minutes without Cousins this season.

The gamble to pair All-Star big men Cousins and Davis together appeared to be paying off in a big way.

Now holding the sixth seed in the playoff race, the Pelicans are hoping to gain some motivation from losing their All-Star Center and continue to win in a very competitive Western Conference. He was also on the verge of his first ever playoff appearance after he and Anthony Davis have been carrying them to a top-eight spot in the West. Tonight's game will take place from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and will air live on ESPN. Before Friday's game, the Pelicans made the playoffs in 88 percent of simulations using.

Cousins suffered the non-contact injury during the final few moments of Friday's victory.

Get better soon, Boogie! Neither mark is sustainable.

"There's a sadness for DeMarcus", said Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry.

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New Orleans got off a hot start offensively, taking 66-53 halftime lead and grew it to 20 by midway through the third quarter by attacking the Rockets in the paint and routinely feeding Davis and Cousins.

In fact, those numbers had Cousins on pace to join Charles Barkley (1992-93) as the only players in league history to average at least 25 points, 12 boards, five assists and 1.5 steals over the course of an entire season. The Clippers now sit in ninth with a.500 record. Khris Middleton added 21 points in the Bucks' second game, both wins, since coach Jason Kidd was sacked Monday.

"Just unfortunate, really. I think we've been doing really well, got in a great groove", Holiday added, noting that Cousins' triple-double against Houston was his second in three games.

Instead, Cousins will now miss somewhere between six to 10 months, meaning he will be an unrestricted free agent before re-taking the court.

There were just 8.1 seconds left Friday night.

Davis made two free throws and Miller hit a 3-pointer, but the Rockets evened things for the last time as Harden made a jumper and Ariza hit a 3-pointer. Upon landing, Cousins hopped around on one leg before collapsing.

Will Cousins' absence convince the Clippers and Jazz to go for the playoffs?

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