DeMarcus Cousins Tears Achilles Tendon, Lost for the Season

DeMarcus Cousins Tears Achilles Tendon, Lost for the Season

Cousins will undergo an MRI to confirm the diagnosis, but reports say that the organization believes the diagnosis is clear.

With 8.1 seconds left in the game, Cousins attempted a free throw after he extended the Pelicans lead to 4 with a put back "and 1" under the goal.

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry also admitted to reporters that they were "scared" about the injury, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

It was expected that contract would come from the Pelicans, who have now won four in a row and 12 of their last 17 after knocking off the Rockets, putting them in sixth place in the Western Conference.

And for Cousins himself, the future suddenly got a lot bleaker. This injury, therefore, represents the clearest possible inflection point for the Pelicans' season; after leaning very heavily on Cousins for 48 games, they'll now be forced to wobble along without his support. Can the Pelicans' brass clear out its front office when an All-Star starter missed half of the season due to an injury? "That's the tough part", Davis said, adding that he hadn't spoken to Cousins and wasn't yet certain if the injury was season-ending.

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In addition to being a behemoth on the block, Cousins has refined his three-point shot and is a capable marksman from the perimeter. "We've got to keep going and keep finding a way to win".

Chris Paul scored 38 points before fouling out in the final seconds and almost led Houston back from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit. Everything that he's done and what he's tried to do this year... the improvements in all areas that he's made on and off the floor.

Houston took a one-point lead after the first quarter, 30-29. James Harden had 23 points and 11 assists, and Eric Gordon scored 27 points. He was also on the verge of his first ever playoff appearance after he and Anthony Davis have been carrying them to a top-eight spot in the West. The Pelicans now hold a three-game lead over the No. 9 seed Clippers, but LA has generated significant positive momentum in recent weeks following Blake Griffin's return to the lineup. And the Pelicans' earned it on Friday, tallying their most meaningful win since the final day of the 2014-15 regular season.

Jazz 97, Raptors 93: Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points while Rudy Gobert chipped in 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead Utah to a win over Toronto.

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