Davis suffers head injury in Pelicans' loss
NEW ORLEANS – James Harden scored 35 points and Trevor Ariza added a season-high 31 to help the hot-shooting Houston Rockets beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 112-111 on Monday night.
The Pelicans played the second half without All-Star forward Anthony Davis, who left late in the second quarter because of a concussion after getting elbowed in the head by teammate Tyreke Evans. Play was stopped after the Rockets scored, and after trainers looked at him for a couple of minutes, Davis walked slowly to the locker room.
"I'm sure he'll go through the concussion protocol," New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. "We'll find out later on exactly what the situation is."
Davis is ninth in the NBA in scoring (23.3 average) and rebounding (10.3) and second in blocks (2.47).
Houston, which did not have center Dwight Howard for the third straight game (ankle), hit a season-high 19 three-pointers. Ariza connected on his first six threes.
Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 32 points for the Pelicans,
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•COAST TO COAST: Reggie Jackson scored 29 points, and the Pistons never trailed in a 95-92 win over the host Jazz.
•ROCKY MOUNTAIN MEN: Paul Millsap scored 22 points, and the Hawks capped their Western Conference road trip with a 119-105 win over the Nuggets.
•NOT SHORT ON OFFENSE: Point guard Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in three quarters, and five other players finished in double figures as the visiting Celtics handled the Wizards 116-91. The 5-9 Thomas added nine assists.
•PASSING OT TEST: Jeff Green scored a season-high 30 points, Memphis converted enough free throws in an extra period and the host Grizzlies beat the Magic 108-102 in overtime. Two free throws by Mike Conley with 15.9 seconds left provided the final margin for Memphis.