|Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons|
Pelicans Tyreke Evans has a right knee bone bruise & will not return
— Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504) April 12, 2014
With Evans out, Anthony Morrow and Austin Rivers saw additional playing time. Rivers had 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes. Morrow had five points on just 1-of-9 shooting from the floor in 24 minutes.
Evans is in his fifth season out of Memphis. In his first season with the Pelicans, he is averaging 14 points, 4.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. Evans' scoring output and playing time has decreased every season in the league. As a rookie, he averaged 20.1 points in 37.2 minutes per game. In 326 career games, Evans is averaging 16.7 points and 4.9 assists per game.