Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dominated out for Sport 4 vs. Suns
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will not play in Sport 4 in opposition to the Phoenix Suns with a left quad contusion, the Los Angeles Lakers announced.
Caldwell-Pope at the origin went down within the third quarter of Sport 3 when his left leg bucked whereas making an strive to manual clear of fouling Devin Booker.
The Lakers gave an update on Caldwell-Pope Saturday after an MRI, asserting there wasn’t any significant damage and he would possibly maybe presumably maybe maybe be on every day foundation transferring forward.
With Caldwell-Pope sidelined, head coach Frank Vogel expressed self assurance in Wesley Matthews stepping into the starting up lineup.
Matthews stepped up after Caldwell-Pope left Sport 3, knocking down two gargantuan 3-pointers within the fourth quarter to fill Los Angeles’ double-digit lead.
Caldwell-Pope took shots to take a look at his leg pregame on Sunday, by Brad Turner of the L.A. Instances:
AD and KCP working out pic.twitter.com/PCTiYBy7Wg
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) Might maybe presumably well 30, 2021
L.A. will omit Caldwell-Pope’s stellar defense on Booker, nonetheless Matthews, the 34-yr-used frail, can additionally step up to the project in a pivotal game.