Yahoo first reported the initial diagnosis of an Achilles tear for the All-Star starter. "Everybody's playing well so we've just got to carry that over to the rest of the season".
Officially, the team said an MRI exam will determine the severity of the injury.
It's hard to be a New Orleans sports fan right now.
Seldom used Asik seems to be the only player whose contract they'd have real difficulty moving.
Boogie has formed the lethal frontcourt duo with Anthony Davis that the Pelicans hoped for, which made New Orleans a very risky team in the Western Conference. Each could help New Orleans dramatically in the short term. Before Friday's game, the Pelicans made the playoffs in 88 percent of simulations using.
But, it appears that Cousins suffered a very serious injury in the final seconds of Friday's win.
The two teams are now tied 1-1 in their regular-season series, with the home team winning both times. Neither mark is sustainable.
Before various news outlets confirmed that Cousins will be out for the year, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry spoke to the media, and was visibly devastated.
All-Star Captain LeBron James and other notable National Basketball Association players wished Cousins "Boogie" a speedy recovery.
Cousins scored eight second-quarter points as New Orleans built a 15-point lead before settling for a 66-53 halftime lead. The Clippers now sit in ninth with a.500 record.
The Pelicans dealt with inconsistencies the entire season, but they were beginning to live up to the potential they flashed at moments throughout the year. On the plus side, they've largely abandoned lineups pairing Davis with other centers, which were typically ineffective.
"Boogie" Cousins had just notched up his second triple-double in three games in order to help the Pelicans to a huge win against their Western Conference rivals. Key to that success has been a No. 6 ranked offense that depends heavily on Cousins and Anthony Davis. New Orleans has won six of its last seven games and emerged ready to explore the trade market for an addition for the second half of the season. After undergoing surgery to fix a torn hamstring before training camp, Hill has yet to play this season but has targeted a February return.
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