Anthony Davis

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis lies on the court after being injured in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) ORG XMIT: UTRB109

Rick Bowmer

As expected, New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis will not play in Saturday's 9 p.m. game at Portland with a left pelvis injury, the team announced early Saturday afternoon.

Davis exited in the fourth quarter of Friday's 114-108 loss at Utah with what coach Alvin Gentry later said was a strained left groin. Davis is expected to undergo an MRI at the Moda Center in Portland on Saturday.

Davis' MRI in Oregon will be his second examination in consecutive trips to Portland. The 24-year-old received an MRI for a knee injury he suffered against the Trail Blazers on Oct. 24. Davis missed one game with the knee injury more than a month ago.

Before being assisted off the Jazz's floor with the help of teammates because he was unable to put any weight on his left leg, Davis clutched his upper left thigh/groin in visible pain during the opening minute of Friday's fourth quarter.

The 6-foot-10 star was later carried to the Pelicans locker room via a wheelchair and the severity of his injury is unknown.