New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis sat out Saturday night’s game against the Utah Jazz because of a right elbow sprain. Without Davis, the Pelicans fell to the Jazz 132-111 for their first loss of the season.
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says David hurt his elbow during Friday night’s 117-115 victory over Brooklyn. He played with the injury for the rest of the game, even making a victory-clinching steal of an inbound pass in the final seconds.
Julius Randle started in place of Davis, marking the first starting lineup change of the young season for New Orleans. It was the first start with New Orleans for Randle, who was signed as a free agent in July. He finished the game 12 points, three rebounds, one steal and one blocks in 18 minutes.
Davis has averaged 27.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 3.8 blocks through his first four games.