Pelicans star Anthony Davis day-to-day with strained groin muscle _lowres

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) grimaces as he is tended to after pulling his groin in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Nuggets won 93-85. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

“He's got a Grade 1 adductor strain, so he's day-to-day, and we'll just re-evaluate tomorrow,” Williams said.

Davis was undergoing treatment and did not meet with the media. Williams said Davis, understandably, was taking it easy.

“He's walking around, nothing to break a sweat,” Williams said. “But he's walking around normal.”

Davis, named a Western Conference starter last week for the Feb. 15 All-Star game in New York, incurred the injury at 1:15 of the third quarter of Wednesday's game against the Denver Nuggets at Smoothie King Center. He was escorted to the locker room by Pelicans medical staff but returned at 8:44 of the fourth quarter.

A Grade I strain is when a small number of muscle fibers are torn but function is retained. Grade 3 is the worst, when all function is lost.

Williams said Davis was allowed to return because doctors determined he was not in danger of aggravating the injury. Williams said that if Davis is ruled available for Friday's home game against the Los Angeles Clippers that he will play his usual minutes – 35 to 40.