Terrence Jones scores 26 points in place of Anthony Davis

Terrence Jones -  (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)
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coach Alvin Gentry and his players were faced with an insurmountable challenge on Wednesday night against the . They tried to get a road win without having to help.

Davis, who is the ’s third-leading scorer with a 30.5 average, was unable to play because of a bruised right quad that flared up several hours before the game.

Without him, the Pelicans gave a hard fought effort but lost to the Magic 89-82 despite a 26-point effort from Terrence Jones, who started in place of Davis at power forward.

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