Lakers star Davis out vs Mavs as quick 2-game trip opens
The team made the announcement several hours before the Lakers played at the Mavericks on Friday night.
Davis was injured on a nasty fall in a 117-87 win over the Knicks in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. An MRI exam showed no major concerns, although Davis was extremely sore.
Davis made the quick two-game trip that wraps up Saturday at Oklahoma City.
Both leading men — LA's LeBron James and 20-year-old Dallas phenom Luka Doncic — will be without their star sidekicks for the final regular-season meeting.
Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis has already been ruled out for the final two games of a six-game homestand because of a sore right knee. The 7-foot-3 is missing his sixth straight game and won't play against Philadelphia on Saturday either.
Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has said Porzingis might return during a two-game trip to California next week.