NBA: Anthony Davis' MRI results come back clean

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Posted at Oct 15 2019 09:35 AM

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) dunks the basketball against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Chase Center. Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

The MRI results on Anthony Davis' sprained right thumb came back clean on Monday, ESPN reported.

The Los Angeles Lakers' big man suffered the injury during the first half of Saturday's preseason came against the Brooklyn Nets in Shenzhen, China.

Davis initially stayed in the game after getting the thumb taped but later departed for good. He had six points and three rebounds in 12 minutes during the 91-77 loss to the Nets.

Davis won't play in Monday night's preseason game against the Golden State Warriors.

In three preseason games, Davis has averaged 14.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and 5.0 rebounds.

Davis is in his first season with the Lakers after being acquired in an offseason deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Los Angeles opens the regular season on Oct. 22 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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