NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis hurt his right shoulder on a hard fall in which he struggled to brace himself after an alley-oop dunk late in the first half Saturday night, and he will not return to the game.
The Pelicans were in transition and Davis was running hard as guard Tyreke Evans floated a lob toward the hoop. With Chicago's Tony Snell trailing closely, Davis converted a soaring two-handed dunk, but momentum caused his body to swing like a pendulum as he grabbed the rim. He then fell horizontally as he lost his grip, landing on his right side.
After remaining prone for about a minute, Davis got up and briefly tried to keep playing before taking himself out.