Anthony Davis' injury history is well-documented — and continuing.
The oft-injured New Orleans Pelicans superstar has missed two games with injuries this season (one to his knee, one to his pelvis), and will miss another because of the pelvis-related ailment at 7 p.m. Monday against the Golden State Warriors, the Pelicans announced Sunday.
Davis, who also missed Saturday's game at Portland after exiting in the fourth quarter of Friday's game at Utah in visible pain, has played in 70 or more games just once in his first five 82-game seasons (75 in 2016-17, his healthiest season to date).
The four-time All-Star has averaged 67 games played through the half-decade, not including a 21-game partial season thus far in 2017-18.
Following Friday's game, coach Alvin Gentry said Davis was to receive an MRI in Portland on Saturday. Davis is expected to undergo further tests upon returning to New Orleans on Sunday, according to a tweet from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Davis has averaged 25.2 points per game on 57.3 percent shooting from the field this season, both marks ranking in the NBA's top 10. In two games against the Golden State Warriors, the Pelicans' Monday opponent at the Smoothie King Center, Davis has averaged 32.5 points and 15.0 rebounds versus the defending champions.
The New Orleans Pelicans, as we know them, hinge on a medical report.
Golden State will play its third road game in four days Monday and is completing a back-to-back against the Pelicans after routing Miami 123-95 on Sunday.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, two of the Warriors' four superstars, were able to rest throughout Sunday's fourth quarter as Golden State (18-6) led by more than 25 points in the final period.
Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham, whom the Pelicans moved from a starting role to the bench in late November, returned to the starting lineup for New Orleans on Saturday. It's unclear whether Cunningham will remain as a starter in Davis' absence, but he has started 17 of 23 games this season, so his familiarity with the role is of value.
In those 23 games, Cunningham is averaging 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
“We’ll play Dante (Cunningham) there, and we’ve been trying to work Omer (Asik) back into the lineup, so we’ll try to play him some early,” Gentry said on the Pelicans radio broadcast before Saturday’s game at Portland.
Asik has logged 10-plus minutes in two appearances this season — his first NBA action since a gastrointestinal infection (Ankylosing Spondylitis and irritable bowel syndrome) sidelined the 7-footer from Turkey for months, dating back to February.