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Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Now that five-time All-Star Anthony Davis has his first taste of a playoff triumph, he sounds eager to see what's next.

Davis' Pelicans looked like anything but a shoo-in for the postseason after fellow All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was lost for the season in late January with an Achilles tear. They needed 81 games just to clinch a playoff spot. They ran the table during a pressure-packed final five games of the regular season, climbing to sixth in the Western Conference.

Four games later, New Orleans is on a nine-game winning streak and moving on to the second round of the playoffs for only the second time in 16 seasons since the NBA returned to the city in 2002.

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Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis28.1
Rebounds: DeMarcus Cousins12.9
Assists: Rajon Rondo8.2
FG%: Anthony Davis53.4%
Steals: DeMarcus Cousins1.65
Blocks: Anthony Davis2.57
Defense (Rank)
Points: 110.4 (29)
Rebounds: 45.5 (25)
Assists: 23.7 (20)
FG%: 45.4% (9)
FT%: 78.4% (28)
3P%: 35.5% (8)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 111.7 (3)
Rebounds: 44.4 (10)
Assists: 26.8 (3)
FG%: 48.3% (2)
FT%: 77.2% (14)
3P%: 36.2% (14)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Houston 65 17 .793 --
x-New Orleans 48 34 .585 17.0
x-San Antonio 47 35 .573 18.0
Dallas 24 58 .293 41.0
Memphis 22 60 .268 43.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/7/2018 Larry Drew II 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
4/5/2018 Jordan Crawford Signed as Free Agent
3/26/2018 Larry Drew II Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
3/15/2018 Larry Drew II Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/14/2018 Walt Lemon Jr. 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/26/2018 DeMarcus Cousins Torn Achilles
10/17/2017 Alexis Ajinca Sore knee
9/1/2017 Frank Jackson Right foot fracture
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