The New Orleans Pelicans are out of the NBA Playoffs, and they have decided to give Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon rest for the rest of the 2014 NBA season. Per reports, both have been shut down for the remainder four games of the season due to injury.

According to Fox Sports, Davis tried battling the decision made by New Orleans, but his team physicians suggested that his back injury will require at least 1-2 weeks of recovery to heal.

Davis, the 21-year-old All-Star, had been dealing with back spasms. The Pelicans even went to using dry needling, which is similar to acupuncture, to help Davis get through games without pain.

Davis' last game was against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, where his back spasms were almost at an all-time worst. Per reports, they were so bad that he couldn't sit upright and that he had to lay down on the floor during the game.

For Gordon, he will be having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week. He has missed the last 10 games already with the Pelicans.

Gordon had been averaging 15.4 points per game in 64 games this season. Davis, on the other hand, averaged 20.8 points and 10 rebounds in 67 games played this season.


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