Pelicans’ Holiday diagnosed with abdominal strain
The club says the injury was confirmed by an MRI on Thursday, a day after Holiday played 32 minutes and scored 16 points in New Orleans’ 114-104 loss to Utah.
Holiday has been the Pelicans’ second-leading scorer this season, averaging 21.2 points to go with 7.7 assists, five rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in 67 games. He also is New Orleans’ top perimeter defender.
Ian Clark and E’Twaun Moore are among the players who could play more in Holiday’s absence.
The Pelicans host Toronto on Friday night.