Cousins had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, his second triple-double in the past three games, when he went down with the non-contact injury while attempting to rebound his own missed free throw in the win over the Houston Rockets on Friday.
“I feel horrible for him,” Gentry said of the injury “Everything that he’s done, and what he’s tried to do for us this year and what he’s made himself and the improvements in all areas that he’s made on and off the court, has just been great. I don’t want that to happen to a guy that’s trying to better himself.”
The Pelicans have won seven of their past eight game and propelled themselves to the 6th seed in the Western Conference, showing that the team was finally start to gel as unit.
“We were just getting it,” Pelicans forward Anthony Davis said. “We were just figuring everything out. That’s the tough part. We’ve just got to keep going. We’ve got to keep going and keep finding a way to win.”
Cousins is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
“Just unfortunate, really,” Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday said. “I think we’ve been doing really well, got in a great groove.
“The way we’ve been playing, and him in particular, has been awesome.”