Pelicans' Tyreke Evans day-to-day with bone bruise in left knee
New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans is day-to-day with a bone bruise in his left knee, coach Monty Williams said Sunday.
Evans told ESPN.com's Marc Stein after Saturday's loss to the Golden State Warriors that he "felt a little pop" in his left knee after banging knees with the Warriors' Andre Iguodala in the first half of Game 1 of their first-round NBA Playoffs series. Evans suffered a contusion that knocked him out of the Warriors' 106-99 win. In 12 minutes, he scored one point on 0-for-2 shooting with one rebound.
Evans, who had minor right knee surgery last May, told ESPN.com he left the locker room after the game without the need for crutches.
After the game, without yet knowing the full extent of the injury, Evans said he "felt a little pop, felt a little snap" in the knee in the wake of the first-half collision with Iguodala.
"I never felt nothing like that before," Evans told ESPN.com of the sharp pain.
In his sixth NBA season, Evans averaged 16.6 points, 6.6 assists and 5.3 rebounds in 34.1 minutes per game.
Game 2 of the opening-round series is Monday at Golden State, with a 10:30 p.m. ET tip on TNT.