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During the final moments of the NBA Play-in tournament game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the New Orleans Pelicans forward, Zion Williamson had to leave the courtside at the Smoothie King Center after an apparent injury. Sometime later, it has been reported that the 23-year-old suffered a left hamstring injury, for which the tests will be coming back the next day.

Before exiting to the locker room in frustration with 3:13 left to play, Zion Williamson had a stellar night for the New Orleans Pelicans, scoring a season-high of 40 points with 11 rebounds and five assists. But, in the absence of their star performer, the Pelicans weren’t able to complete a stunning comeback after reducing the 18-point deficit to single digits, and it ultimately led to the Los Angeles Lakers securing the win 110-106.

The apparent injury for Zion Williamson had happened on layup against Anthony Davis, following which he pulled up limping on court.

Willie Green, the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, told the reporters after the game that Zion Williamson was suffering with soreness in his left leg earlier.  Following that, Shams Charania, the Senior lead NBA Insider for The Athletic, reported that the Pelicans star has suffered a left hamstring injury.

For the Los Angeles Lakers, it was the trio of LeBron James, D’Angelo Russell, and Anthony Davis, scoring 20 or more points each, to set up the first-round NBA playoffs clash against the Denver Nuggets. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans will get another chance to reach the first round of the playoffs, if they manage to beat the Sacramento Kings at home.