Anthony Davis Bruises Back in Lakers’ 117-87 Win Over Knicks
Anthony Davis left in the third quarter after bruising his lower back on a painful fall during the Los Angeles Lakers' sixth straight victory, 117-87 over the New York Knicks. Davis bruised the bottom part of his spine above the tailbone with he attempted to block Julius Randle's driving shot and fell awkwardly to the court. The six-time All-Star pounded the court in pain and stayed down for roughly two minutes, but eventually rose with his teammates' help and then slowly walked off. R.J. Barrett scored 19 points for the Knicks, and Randle had 15 points and 10 rebounds against his former team. New York dropped to 0-3 on its four-game West Coast trip.