LOS ANGELES (AP) Anthony Davis left in the third quarter after bruising his lower back on a painful fall during the Los Angeles Lakers sixth straight victory, 117-87 over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
Davis bruised his sacrum the bottom part of his spine above the tailbone when he attempted to block Julius Randles driving shot. He got knocked off balance and fell awkwardly to the court, landing hard on his back with 2:45 left in the third.
The six-time All-Star pounded the court in pain and stayed down for roughly two minutes, but eventually rose with his teammates help and then slowly walked off unaided.
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