Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis did not play in the second half of a 100-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns in Game 4 due to a left groin strain.

Davis was ruled available to play Saturday’s game despite dealing with a sprained right knee. Kyle Kuzma started the second half in place of Davis, who was limited to six points on 2 of 9 shooting in the first half.

Davis did not speak to the media after the game. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Davis is undergoing further medical evaluation.

Suns guard Chris Paul was questionable entering Game 4, but bounced back with 18 points, nine assists and no turnovers in 32 minutes to help Phoenix even the series 2-2. Game 5 is Tuesday in Phoenix.

“It’s been a lot going on,” Paul said in a postgame interview of his injury. “I met with coach (Monty Williams) before the game. He told me he was going to sit me. I was like ‘hell nah, just give me a couple minutes to see what I could do.’

“To get out there and be able to do this with my team … we’ve still got a lot of work to do. Game 5 is going to be a dogfight.”

This is a developing story. More to come.





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