New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis fractures hand

Nov 29, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Pelicans defeated the Sixers 121-105. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Terrible news New Orleans Pelicans and NBA fans: Anthony Davis has suffered a non-displaced fracture in his hand in the first half against the New York Knicks.

Up until this point, Davis was having a true breakout season. He improved immensely since his rookie season and was a serious All-Star contender, averaging 19.6 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game.

The Pelicans had playoff aspirations this season after making a big move for Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans in the offseason, but this will make the road a whole lot tougher. It is still uncertain how much time Davis will miss, but the Pelicans are already 13th in an extremely competitive Western Conference with a 7-8 record going into the game against the Knicks.

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