Pelicans G Evans rolls left ankle

Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans was helped off the court after

rolling his left ankle Friday night against the Oklahoma City

Thunder.

Pelicans officials say he has a left ankle sprain and is unable

to return.

The injury occurred with a little more than 2 minutes remaining

in the third quarter. Evans was driving hard toward the basket when

he appeared to take an awkward step while trying to sidestep the

Thunder’s Kevin Durant.

Evans missed the layup and went down on the baseline, lying

there several minutes before being helped to the locker room.

Evans avoided putting any pressure on his left leg.