Anthony Davis suffered bruised the bone right above his tailbone, suffering a sacral contusion, after going down hard in the Lakers’ 117-87 cakewalk against the visiting New York Knicks.
Davis walked gingerly back to the locker room and X-rays came back negative.
LeBron James led the way for Los Angeles with a game-high 31 points, hitting six of 12 three-point attempts.
Per The LA Times:
“Fingers crossed,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said of what went through his mind. “Hope for the best, pray for the best. Hopefully he gets up and it’s not too bad.”
It was a tense moment during a game that mostly went smoothly for the Lakers.
“I was scared,” Lakers guard Quinn Cook said. “But I know he’s tough. But you never want to see anybody go down as hard and as impactful as he did.”
After the game, Davis was in the locker room to greet his teammates. He laughed and joked with them and told them he’d let them know how he was doing as soon as he could.
“I asked him if I could do anything for him. He said you got a win for me,” James said. “That’s what our team is all about.”