NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 6: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans handles the ball against the Dallas Maverickson January 21, 2016 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
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January 08, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has bruised his lower back diving into the stands during New Orleans' game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

The Pelicans say Davis' return to the game is doubtful.

Davis dove into the stands on the defensive end early in the first quarter while pursuing a rebound that had been deflected toward the sideline. Davis was able to prevent the ball from landing out of bounds, but he saved the ball to the Pacers, who wound up with foul shots on the play.

He remained in the game for a few seconds before checking out and heading to the locker room, replaced by Alexis Ajinca.

Davis entered the game with team-leading averages of 23.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks.

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