LOS ANGELES — Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis missed Sunday afternoon’s game against the Clippers because of a back injury.

“It is just a bruise, and he feels better,” coach Alvin Gentry said before the game. “But in certain movements he has to make, he gets a sharp pain. It’s not worth the risk (to play him).”

Davis suffered a back contusion while leaping into the crowd to corral a loose ball during Friday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers in the Smoothie King Center.

Ryan Anderson started in Davis’ place at power forward Sunday, opposite Dante Cunningham.