“We sucked,” Davis mentioned, by way of NOLA.com. “No person was inquisitive about taking part in, that’s what it seemed like. You play a staff like that combating for a spot, it’s best to count on that to occur.”
Davis, who performed 24 minutes and completed with three factors, six rebounds and three blocks whereas capturing 1 of 9 from the sphere, merely mentioned the Magic “got here out able to play.”
“We missed loads of photographs, simple photographs, layups and stuff, that we usually make,” Davis defined. “They got here out extra determined. They have been taking part in like we have been combating for one thing.”
Davis had been sidelined for 9 video games because of fracturing his finger in January, however returned in a restricted position final week. The 25-year-old ahead’s long-term future with the Pelicans got here into query lately as Davis requested a commerce in January and there was hypothesis he can be moved earlier than the commerce deadline final week, nevertheless, he stays with the staff.
Whereas Davis admitted final week he did not assume he would play with the Pelicans once more following his commerce request, coach Alvin Gentry blatantly mentioned he is prepared to maneuver on from the subject.
“We’ve been speaking about it now for 3 weeks,” Gentry mentioned, per NOLA.com. “It doesn’t matter. What we have to do is bury it. We have to bury it and get via the season after which no matter occurs after that, occurs after that. We’ve to get to the purpose the place we’re not bringing this up each time I step in entrance of the cameras.
“To be sincere with you, a lot of the solutions if you’d like, you’ll should go to him and ask him. We’ve to get again to regular, no matter or new regular is. We’ve to get again to that and put all the opposite stuff behind us and simply begin taking part in and attempting to win basketball video games and attempting to compete and attempting to get our younger gamers higher. That’s all I wish to do. That’s it. And I’m not going to speak about it anymore.”
Davis, a six-time All-Star, is averaging 28.5 factors on 50.eight p.c capturing from the sphere with 13.1 rebounds and 4.three assists via 44 video games this season.