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Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will donate $25,000 to the charity of the winner’s choice. McLemore designated Saint John’s Program for Real Change, which intends to buy a 15-passenger van to take homeless kids currently without transportation to and from school. The winner will be chosen by NBA judges and fan votes. The window for voting is April 20-27. This can be done with a post on Twitter, an NBA Facebook account, or an Instagram post by using the hashtags #NBACommunityAssist and #BenMcLemore. Cowbell Kingdom

Even amidst this first-round challenge against the Golden State Warriors that even Russell's Boston Celtics would have found daunting, Davis found himself picturing the possibilities when he stumbled upon a black-and-white image of one of the game's greats. "I'm more focused on Golden State, what they're trying to do to stop us and what we're trying to do to stop them," Davis told USA TODAY Sports. "But you do think about Bill Russell and what he did here, what he did for the league. He led the way for guys like us today. "I went in the Bill Russell Room, and me and (a Pelicans media relations official) were saying (as they looked at the picture) that he looks so much younger. He and I were in the same predicament. It's just cool when you see something like that." USA Today Sports

If only because it reminded Davis of where he wants to go. "When you mention basketball or NBA and you talk about greatest players, I definitely want to be in that conversation," Davis continued. "You mention Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, all those guys. I want to be in that conversation." USA Today Sports

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"It's a great challenge," Green told USA TODAY Sports about facing Davis. "Obviously you don't always get a chance to line up against an All-Star, an All-NBA player, so when you do, you take that challenge head on. I was definitely excited about the challenge and idea of playing him possibly seven games. You want to get the better of that match-up. He's a great player, so I look forward to (the match-up)." USA Today Sports

When Bogut was asked to discuss whether Davis' late outburst was the product of his improved play in the fourth or the Warriors' collective relaxation when they held a huge lead, he smiled and said, "Yeah, I wouldn't go that far. I'm not going to give them any bulletin board material — nice loaded question, by the way (laughter all around). He's going to get his points. We're not going to keep Anthony Davis to zero points or five points. He's going to get his numbers. He's an All-Star. He's one of the best players in the league. ... He's a top five player in this league, up there with LeBron and those guys." On the topic of Davis having just one rebound through three quarters: "Yeah, I can't really comment too much about that," Bogut said, as if the Warriors' efforts had nothing to do with it. "We do a great job on the boards, (but) I'm not sure. He was floating around on the perimeter a whole lot more, so maybe that's why." USA Today Sports

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Pelicans foward Anthony Davis played through a dislocated his pinky finger during Wednesday’s crucial victory over San Antonio, which sent the team to the Western Conference playoffs. The injury occured during the game. Davis received quick treatment on the pinky from a trainer, and then he got a pep talk from teammate Tyreke Evans. Evans asked him if he wanted to sit out the rest of the game or get back into the game and help the team make the playoffs. The Advocate

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Davis, in whispers that may soon become shouts, is believed by many in the game to already be the best player in the league. He certainly is already the best big, possessing dominant skill sets at both ends of the floor -- leading the league in PER, total blocked shots and blocks per game, while currently fourth in total Win Shares. He's lethal in transition, learning at an accelerated, SkyNet-like pace in the halfcourt -- and if he can step out past the 3-point line? Game over, man. NBA.com

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Instead, during a Monday visit to "The Dan Patrick Show," the New Orleans Pelicans big man cast his hypothetical MVP ballot for Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden. "You know, it's tough," Davis said. "There's a lot of guys playing out of their minds. James Harden, Russ[ell Westbrook], Steph[en Curry], you know, LeBron [James]. But ... [long pause] I mean, James Harden. It'd probably have to be James. He's out of his mind. He's definitely playing out of his mind. We talk about this with my team every day. Like, every day." Yahoo! Sports

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