The New Orleans Pelicans are on fire right now and the team extended its winning streak to nine games with a 121-116 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday evening. While that victory in itself may not seem overly noteworthy, it featured a bit of additional drama, as star big man Anthony Davis was forced to the locker room before halftime with what looked to be a painful injury.

From there, though, Davis emerged for the second half and he was absolutely electric. Following the break, Davis played 22 of a potential 24 minutes, scored 31 points (on 12-for-20 shooting) and pulled down nine rebounds to hold off a charge from a playoff competitor in the Clippers. In short, it was yet another absurd performance for Davis, who carrying the Pelicans with MVP-level production in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins.

That hole in the frontcourt also produced an amusing moment, and it all stemmed from Davis picking up a knock early on in the game.