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Anthony Davis out with ankle injury

PHOENIX -- New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis rolled his left ankle during the team's shootaround and missed the team's 74-72 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.

In the 10 games since he returned from a shoulder injury, Davis has averaged 29.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Pelicans.

In addition, the Pelicans also lost Omer Asik as he suffered a strained calf in the third quarter and did not return. He pulled down 14 rebounds in the loss to the Suns, which dropped New Orleans a game behind Oklahoma City for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. Phoenix is 2½ behind Oklahoma City and 1½ behind the Pelicans.

Coach Monty Williams said before the game that the injury occurred during routine drills as Davis might have stepped on Asik's foot.

Williams said it was too soon to say whether Davis would be able to play at Golden State on Friday night.

Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.