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NBA: Pelicans' Anthony Davis will miss up to two weeks with sprained finger

NBA: Pelicans' Anthony Davis will miss up to two weeks with sprained finger
Pelicans center Anthony Davis (23) grimaces after being injured during a game against the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 16. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

The New Orleans Pelicans say Anthony Davis has a sprained finger that is expected to sideline him up to two weeks.

The star forward hurt his left index finger during the fourth quarter of Friday night's 128-112 loss at Portland.

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The Pelicans have lost three of four to drop to 21-15, four games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference entering Saturday.

New Orleans next faces Memphis on Monday night to conclude a five-game road trip. New Orleans has four games next week and a total of seven during the two weeks Davis could miss.

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The Brooklyn Nets have put forward/center Kenneth Faried on waivers. Faried was acquired by the Nets in a trade with the Denver Nuggets last summer. Faried averaged 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 9.8 minutes during 12 games this season. …

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is in concussion protocol a day after taking a shot on his nose. Drummond was out of the lineup Saturday night against the Sacramento Kings. He left in the first quarter of Friday night's win over the Miami Heat with what the team called a nasal injury.

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