New Orleans faces another tough test on Monday when it takes on the defending champion Golden State Warriors for the third time this season. Davis had to be helped off the court and did not return.
New Orleans would go on a 12-0 run of its own, with Miller making two 3-pointers, but the Pelicans were unable to hold off Mitchell and the Jazz.
At the time of the injury, Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Pelicans led 84-80. Still, Gentry didn't use losing Davis as an excuse for the Pelicans' inability to defend the red-hot Jazz down the stretch. In the four seasons prior to the 2016-17 campaign, Davis played in no more than 68 games in any single season due to various injuries. He was named Western Conference Player of the Week, then on Wednesday earned his first career ejection after arguing with a referee, which resulted in a $25,000 fine from the National Basketball Association.