Report: Zion Williamson (hamstring) to miss Friday’s play-in game

New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson will miss Friday’s play-in tournament elimination game against the Sacramento Kings with a left hamstring injury, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Williamson departed with 3:13 remaining after scoring 40 points in a 110-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night in New Orleans.

The Lakers clinched the No. 7 seed in the NBA playoffs, while the Pelicans earned a do-or-die date at home Friday against the Kings. The winner will grab the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference and will meet the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round.

Williamson had just tied the score at 95-95 on Tuesday when he exited with an injury to his left leg. In addition to his game-high 40 points on 17-of-27 shooting, the two-time All-Star forward added 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

The ESPN report said Williamson, 23, will be evaluated again in the coming weeks.

Williamson averaged 22.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 70 games (all starts) this season. The 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick has career averages of 24.7 points, 6.5 boards and 4.1 assists in 184 games (all starts).