Davis to play for Pelicans despite sore shoulder

New Orleans Pelicans' forward Anthony Davis (23) attempts to shoot as Dallas Mavericks' Jose Calderon (8) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Dallas. Davis left the game in the first half with a left shoulder sprain. Dallas won 108-89. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Davis to play for Pelicans despite sore shoulder

New Orleans Pelicans' forward Anthony Davis (23) attempts to shoot as Dallas Mavericks' Jose Calderon (8) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Dallas. Davis left the game in the first half with a left shoulder sprain. Dallas won 108-89. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

PHOENIX (AP) -- Anthony Davis is in the New Orleans Pelicans' lineup against the Phoenix Suns despite a sore left shoulder.

Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after the team's shootaround Friday that Davis felt better but would be a game-time decision.

Davis sprained his left shoulder in Wednesday night's loss at Dallas. He said he participated in the entire morning shootaround and the injury is not as painful as a similar one he experienced in the same shoulder last season.

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