Anthony Davis suffers right knee contusion, back in lineup Sat.

LOS ANGELES -- Anthony Davis was carried into the locker room by two teammates after bumping knees with Chris Paul in the third quarter of Friday night's game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers.

The Pelicans said Davis suffered a right knee contusion. He rejoined the team on the bench but never re-entered the game, a 111-90 Clippers win. He walked to the locker room after the game under his own power.

Pelicans medical staff checked with Davis and did not feel the need to schedule additional testing. Davis was slated to play in Saturday night's game against Utah.

"You saw it," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said of the collision. "I don't have anything to say about it. You saw it, so make your own judgment."

Said Paul: "I drew a foul, and we knocked knees. I hope he's all right."

Davis collided with Paul while Paul was dribbling up court and appeared to slow down as Davis approached him. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said it's a play that "happens all the time."

"It's a smart play [by Paul], because you know that big can't stop," Rivers said. "I did it. All guards do it. You see it every night. If you're on a fast break and you see a big flying right behind you, all you have to do is slow up a little bit. He's going to run you over. And it's a foul.

"It's a heady play by the guard, and unfortunately, for most bigs, they put themselves in a tough spot."

Technical fouls were issued to Pelicans center Kendrick Perkins, out injured since the fourth game of the season, and assistant coach Robert Pack in argument of the play.

Davis had no comment when asked about the collision with Paul.

Already this month, Davis has come out of games because of a bruised hip and an injured left shoulder.

"I've got to be on the floor," he said. "We have a lot of guys hurt. I can't afford to go down."

Davis is averaging 23.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game this season for New Orleans, which dropped to 4-12 with the loss.

Information from ESPN's J.A. Adande and The Associated Press was used in this report.