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Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) celebrates his team's victory against the Utah Jazz in a NBA basketball game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.


New Orleans Pelicans All-Star power forward Anthony Davis said he will play in Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Smoothie King Center.

Davis had missed the past three games with a sprained left big toe that was injured during the Pelicans' victory at the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 14.

“There's soreness; that's really it,” Davis said after Wednesday morning's shoot-around practice. “But it's all better, and I going to give it a go tonight.”

Davis is averaging 24.2 points per game, 10.4 assists and an NBA-leading 2.92 blocked shots per game. He leads Western Conference front-court players in the fan balloting for the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 15 in New York.

Pelicans starting point guard Jrue Holiday, who has missed the past four games with right ankle inflammation, according to the Pelicans, said his chances of playing against the Lakers are slim.

“It's pretty much pain to where I can't play,” he said. “Obviously, I feel like I play through the knicks and knacks (injuries) of the season, but the ankle is something different.”

Holiday's ankle was injured against Boston on Jan. 12, but he said he doesn't remember turning it or a play where the injury occurred