During the first half of what turned into a 117-112 win in favor of Portland, New Orleans forward Anthony Davis suffered the kind of injury that is always scary to see.
Davis was setting a screen and appeared to have a player bump into the side of his knee, causing it to bend inwards:
Anthony Davis knee injury may have happened here. https://t.co/8oi0LPNjYM— Erik Gundersen (@blazerbanter) March 19, 2016
Davis did not return to the court for the second half of the game as he was diagnosed with a left knee injury .Davis scored 19 points in the first half and did not appear to be in significant pain, but at times appeared to have a slight limp and winced a couple times before being subbed out with 51 seconds left in the second quarter.
In what's now his third season in the NBA, Davis entered this game averaging 24.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in another All-Star season. Anytime a player is knocked out of a game due to a knee injury is concerning, but hopefully this is nothing more than a minor sprain.
We'll keep you posted as more details become available.