Anthony Davis leaves Game with hip injury, does not return

Beth Cruz
December 4, 2017

In the end, New Orleans (11-11) suffered a third straight loss.

Davis was battling with Utah's Derrick Favors under the basket early in the fourth quarter when he crumpled to the ground.

Davis (groin) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Portland, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.

Worringly, Davis was unable to put any weight on his leg, and had to be taken to the locker room in a wheelchair. Davis was listed as doubtful to return, and he would not re-enter the game. New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said Davis will undergo an MRI in Portland and will likely not play against the Trail Blazers on Saturday. In the four seasons prior to the 2016-17 campaign, Davis played in no more than 68 games in any single season due to various injuries.

The fine is "for verbally abusing ref and failing to leave the court after ejection", according to a tweet by ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. He was named Western Conference Player of the Week, then on Wednesday earned his first career ejection after arguing with a referee, which resulted in a $25,000 fine from the National Basketball Association.

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