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The Los Angeles Lakers in the absence of 20-time All-Star LeBron James ended their four-game winning streak following a 117-127 loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at the Arena. Apart from LeBron missing the game, the Lakers suffered an injury scare as star center Anthony Davis was hit by Wolves forward Kyle Anderson in the face and left the game after suffering an apparent eye injury.

In the Lakers' 10-point loss to the Wolves, Rui Hachimura led the scoring for his side with 30 points and six rebounds followed by Jaxson Hayes (19) and Spencer Dinwiddie (18). Earlier on March 16, the 31-year-old center suffered a corneal abrasion to his left eye during the Lakers' 128-121 loss against the Golden State Warriors.

In the last minute of the first quarter, D'Angelo Russell fired a shot from the three-point line, and Anthony Davis quickly evaluated the shot and went under the basket to score a putback slam. However, the Lakers star suffered an eye injury during the process as Wolves forward Kyle Anderson hit him in the face while trying to block the shot.

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According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, "Anthony Davis is being treated for an eye injury that he previously needed to receive medical attention for after a loss to the Golden State Warriors."

In the NBA 2023-24 regular season, the Lakers moved down to the ninth spot in the Western Conference standings with a 45-34 record. With just three games remaining for the Lakers in the regular season, the 17-time NBA champions will look to end the season on a high, which requires a healthy Davis and LeBron considering the playoffs.

The Lakers will next host the Golden State Warriors at the Arena on Tuesday night and according to reports, Davis would be able to return for the fixture.