Whew! MRI shows only ankle sprain for Anthony Davis, he’s day-to-day

Associated Press

Pelicans fans, you can exhale now.

When this happened to Anthony Davis Wednesday night, Pelican fans held their breath.

The MRI results are in and it’s just an ankle sprain, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Davis is day-to-day and officially listed as doubtful for Friday night when the Pelicans host the Wizards.

New Orleans is on a 10-game winning streak that has vaulted them up to the four seed in the West, just half-a-game behind third-seeded Portland (but only 3.5 games from falling out of the playoffs still in the brutal Western Conference). The Pelicans have 9-of-11 at home coming up, a chance to solidify their spot in the postseason — which is why they need Davis back.

During the 10-game winning streak, Davis is averaging 35.6 points on 53.7 percent shooting overall and 44.1 percent from three, plus 13.6 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. Davis’ play since the injury to DeMarcus Cousins has vaulted AD into the MVP conversation (although anyone saying he should overtake James Harden is just looking to troll people).