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Pelicans' Anthony Davis sidelined again after injuring left knee vs Trail Blazers

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New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is sidelined once again after injuring his left knee on Friday night during his team's 117-112 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The forward exited the game after scoring 19 points in the first half and did not return to the game. According to Fox Sports, he didn't appear to be in any notable pain, but prior to being subbed off before the end of the second quarter, he did have a slight limp and he did wince a few times.

Ryan Anderson began the second half in the three-time All-Star's spot, and the team announced his injury during the third quarter and said he was doubtful for a return.

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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said: ''Basically it's just a sore left knee. There's no reason for us to take any kind of chances with him now so that's why we just held him out. I didn't think it made sense to stick him back out there.''

The 22-year-old entered the game averaging 24.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game, so the Pelicans will be hoping the forward isn't out of action for too long.

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The final score was kept close despite Davis' absence thanks to Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson, who scored the most points on the night for the Pelicans, with 30 each.

However, it was Damian Lillard for the Trail Blazers who scored 33 points, with eight rebounds and six assists to help Portland win at the Smoothie King Center.

Topics:
Ryan Anderson
New Orleans Pelicans
Southwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
Portland Trail Blazers
Northwest Division
Anthony Davis
Jrue Holiday

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