The Memphis Grizzlies beat the new orleans Pelicans 103-91. Top scorers of the Wednesday's game were Anthony Davis for the Pelicans and Mike Conley for the Grizzlies. Conley led the Grizzlies to victory with 27 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 33 minutes. Anthony Davis, on the other hand, had 33 points and 18 rebounds. The Pelicans took the lead in the first quarter but ended up blowing a seven-point lead as the Grizzlies bounced back in the succeeding quarters, ending the game with a 12-point lead.

Anthony Davis scored team-high despite illness

Anthony Davis was reported to be dealing with illness days before their season opener against the Grizzlies. The report did not come as much of a surprise, as Davis was able to take part in Wednesday's morning shootaround without any issues. The 24-year-old was seen at power forward alongside with DeMarcus Cousins. Davis is expected to be one of the premier power forwards in the league for both season-long and DFS contests. Davis now entered his sixth season in the NBA league. Since his debut, he averaged 28.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.2 blocks in 36.1 minutes per game last season.

Cousins records career-high of seven blocks

DeMarcus Cousins broke his personal career record of the number of blocked efforts in a single game. With that being said, it was an impressive showing to start the year, especially from a fantasy perspective. Next to Anthony Davis, Cousins tallied 28 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocks, and two assists across 38 minutes.

Cousins went 9-of-21 from the field, 3-of-9 from the three-point line, and 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

Green leaves game due to ankle injury

JaMychal Green suffered an injury after he rolled his ankle in the first quarter of the game. The 27-year old player did not return, finishing with just two points (1-of-2 from the field), one rebound, and one assist in four minutes of action.

Green underwent an MRI on Thursday morning, and it came back clean, with no damage beyond the sprain. According to NBA, Green is expected to miss three-to-four weeks of the season. With Green being sidelined, Grizzlies could elect to go small and use Jarell Martin as their starting power forward, or they could go a more traditional route and play Chandler Parsons at the four. Green’s absence could mean also an increase in minutes for both Martin and Parsons.