Evans leaves Kings’ game with quad injury

Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans was helped to the locker

room Monday night after injuring his left leg on his way down after

a driving layup.

Evans, the Kings’ second-leading scorer with 15.3 points per

game, clutched at his left knee while under the basket after he

converted the layup late in the first quarter. Teammate Travis

Outlaw and a trainer helped Evans off the court and down the tunnel

toward Sacramento’s locker room.

A team spokesman described the injury as a left quadriceps

strain and said Evans would not return. The 2010 NBA Rookie of the

Year missed time earlier this season with soreness in his left

knee.

The Kings were playing their next-to-last game of the season,

with only a home game against the Los Angeles Clippers remaining on

Wednesday night.