Anthony Davis returns vs. Nets after clearing concussion protocol

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis started Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets after clearing the NBA's concussion protocol.

Davis left the Pelicans' 112-111 loss to Houston on Monday after his head collided with teammate Tyreke Evans' elbow in the second quarter. He was sidelined for just one game, a nine-point win over Sacramento.

The fourth-year pro was named a Western Conference All-Star reserve this week and is averaging 22.9 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game this season.

Evans missed his second consecutive game with right knee tendonitis, according to coach Alvin Gentry. Bryce Dejean-Jones started in his place.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.