Davis will travel with Lakers despite bruised backside

Anthony Davis

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"We just hope that he gets better soon".

He had an X-Ray Tuesday night that revealed no fractures but was diagnosed with a sacral contusion - a bruise on the bone above his tailbone.

Davis, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, is the primary reason behind Los Angeles' swift rise to the top of the Western Conference.

Davis finished with five points, five assists, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks against the Knicks.

Davis has appeared in 34 of the Lakers' 36 games this season, previously missing games with shoulder soreness.

Anthony Davis will travel with the Los Angeles Lakers on their upcoming two-game National Basketball Association road trip after an MRI exam on Wednesday showed only a bruised backside, according to a post retweeted by the team. The Knicks also made the decision to let go of assistant coach Keith Smart and replaced Fizdale with Mike Miller as their interim head coach. They have won their last five games, are 6-4 in their last 10 and have one of the best home records in the league at 14-4 at Staples Center. L.A. led by 19 when Davis went out, but was able to extend its advantage throughout the fourth quarter.

Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also had a scary fall during the game, after taking a hit to the head from Bobby Portis.

Davis has been absolutely tremendous in his first season with the Lakers.

Hassan Whiteside, with 14, and Anfernee Simons, who had 12, were the other Portland players to make double figures.

Remember, Jack, 82, was a regular at Lakers games - and was even considered the # 1 fan of the Lake Show! Caldwell-Pope was medically cleared and returned to the game.

"I was feeling great before I even came back on the court", he said.

The Lakers announced encouraging news about their six-time All-Star's health Wednesday, a day after he left their blowout win over NY with a scary injury.

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