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LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead their respective conferences and are separated by only 13,285 votes after the third returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 presented by Sprint. James has 971,299 votes compared with 958,014 for Curry, who trailed by 20,324 votes following the second returns issued a week ago. The New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis sits in third place overall with 922,381. Balloting concludes on Monday, Jan. 19. NBA.com

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After Davis banked in a turnaround jumper while being fouled by Butler in the third, a fan behind the basket yelled "Woooooo! Chi-town boy!" Davis then made the foul shot to trim Chicago's lead to 53-52 with 9:27 remaining. "I just want to win," Davis said. "My whole goal coming here tonight was to win this basketball game, and we didn't, so gotta go back to the drawing board and see what we did wrong." USA Today Sports

Whatever they did worked, as Team USA breezed through the competition, winning all nine games by an average margin of 33 points and earning the gold medal. "I just know he’s a really, really good coach. One of the best I’ve ever been around. I learned a ton from him," Williams said. "His players love him, they play hard for him. "He and I were both wide awake trying to figure out how to help our team win a gold medal. I learned a ton from him and like I said, he’s one of the best I’ve ever been around." CSN Chicago

December 23, 2014 Updates

The Pelicans let him loose at Toys R Us in New Orleans, and Davis quickly reminded everyone how closely he relates to young fans. He's only a few years removed from asking for toys each Christmas. Davis and his Pelicans teammates treated 75 local kids to a shopping spree right before the holidays, and as soon as the toys came out, so did the competitive fun. Bleacher Report

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Anthony Davis suffered a chest contusion on Friday night in the New Orleans Pelicans’ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it looks like he’s still hurting from the injury. Pelicans coach Monty Williams says Davis won’t play tonight against the Golden State Warriors. NBCSports.com

For the first time in 2014-15, the New Orleans Pelicans will begin a game without the services of All-Star power forward Anthony Davis, who will miss Sunday’s game due to the chest contusion he sustained early in Friday’s win vs. Cleveland. “He’s sore still,” Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said of Davis’ status today. “We’re going to hold him out tonight, just so we can be cautious about the situation. It’s a freak deal. We’ve always been cautious about our guys.” NBA.com

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Alex Kennedy: Pelicans wanted to draft Anthony Davis 1st and Damian Lillard 10th in 2012, but Dame killed workouts and went 6th. NOLA would've been scary. Now, Damian Lillard at No. 10 sounds crazy, but remember that Lillard was considered a mid first-rounder entering the pre-draft process. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

November 27, 2014 Updates

''Anthony (Davis) cannot be in a game and not touch the ball,''Williams said after his meeting with players. ''We have to have an effort to get him at least 20 shots every night. ''And that’s on me too. As much as I draw up plays for him, run the offense through him, the guys on the floor has to know it. When they don’t do it, I’ve got to make sure they get him the ball. Because he’s not a selfish player, he’s going to make the right plays. And our guys know that.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

Davis will make $7 million in the final year of his rookie contract, but is eligible for a maximum contract extension next summer that could be worth about $90 million over five years. If he is not signed to an extension prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, he will be a restricted free agent in July 2016. Davis actually could sign a much more lucrative contract in 2016 when the new television contract hits, but isn't sure if he wants to explore free agency. "I love it here in New Orleans," Davis said. "Great city. Great atmosphere. …We're getting the fans back and New Orleans back buzzing for the Pelicans, a great organization. I love my team here. "We're definitely moving in the right direction. I don't know what the future holds, but right now I'm definitely loving the team and the organization." Yahoo! Sports

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