Tuesday December 16th, 2014

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is expected to play Tuesday against the Utah Jazz after sitting out one game with a chest injury, the team announced.

Davis missed Sunday’s 128-122 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors after leaving with a chest contusion during the first quarter of Friday’s night victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Davis only played seven minutes against Cleveland, scoring eight points before leaving the game. The Pelicans are 11-12 this season and sit eight games back of the Memphis Grizzlies in the Southwest Division.

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Davis is averaging 24.3 points, 10.2 rebounds and a league-leading 2.7 blocks in 22 games this season.

- Scooby Axson

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