With a 25-point drumming of the Philadelphia 76ers, guess who just won their fourth straight game? And for the Pelicans, the mindset is "why stop here?"
"We're certainly thankful for win, thankful for the streak," head Coach Monty Williams said. "I'd like a 20-game win streak."
"We know this is not where we stop," Anthony Davis said.
Monday's victory came on the back end of a back-to-back, but there was no exhaustion in Davis' game. In fact, he looked even more unstoppable with 32 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and three assists.
"We just don't care who scores the ball," Davis said. "The ball movement was great, everybody was rebounding, talking. When we play like that, it's fun to watch. Everybody out there having fun, smiling, lot of emotion. That's all we ask."
It's clear the Pelicans' chemistry and confidence is growing and at 24-21 they find themselves back in the playoff conversation. Davis welcomes the chatter.
"We got to come out and do the things that we do, every day, every night," Davis said. "We just got to make sure we come and defend, rebound, share the ball and play hard. That's all we got to do, and we can definitely get that spot."
Sitting just a game-and-a-half behind the Phoenix Suns, that spot suddenly seems attainable.