New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis will not play against Portland Trail Blazers


With the Pelicans awaiting further word on Davis' left pelvis injury, New Orleans improved to 2-0 this season in games with Davis sidelined, including the Week 2 comeback win at Sacramento on TNT.

Then, Friday night, when the New Orleans Pelicans were taking on the Utah Jazz, Davis went down with a groin injury and had to be helped to the locker room.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) is held back by guard Rajon Rondo after being called for a foul during the second quarter of a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Smoothie King Center. The play went on for almost 20 seconds as Davis lay on the floor, clutching the left side of his midsection.

New Orleans faces another tough test on Monday when it takes on the defending champion Golden State Warriors for the third time this season.

The four-time All-Star has been somewhat injury plagued throughout his National Basketball Association career, though he played in a career-high 75 games just last season.

In his first 20 games, Davis put up the second-best scoring and rebounding averages of his career while shooting at his highest field goal percentage ever.