METAIRIE, La. — The Pelicans say All-Star forward Anthony Davis will miss New Orleans' final four games this season.
Davis, who has averaged team highs of 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks this season, sat out Wednesday night's loss to Phoenix with back soreness. The club says team doctors have determined that the former University of Kentucky star could use another week or two of rest to heal properly.
Davis will end his season on the injury list for the second season in a row. Last season, he missed the final three games with a knee injury.
Davis sat out 18 games as a rookie last season. He will have missed 15 this season after sitting out these four.
The club also said guard Eric Gordon is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week.
Gordon, who has averaged 15.4 points during 64 games, has missed 10 straight contests with left knee tendinitis. The Pelicans say he's expected to make a full recovery during the offseason.