Report: Caldwell-Pope to undergo MRI on left quad after Game 3 injury

Published May 29, 2021, 7:00 AMNBA.com Staff

The Lakers veteran hasn't shot well from 3 this postseason, but is a plus-29 over Games 2 and 3 combined.

The Lakers’ emphatic Game 3 victory came tinged with injury news. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is slated to undergo an MRI, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin,  after a left quad contusion forced him to exit with 4:16 remaining in the third quarter.

The veteran shooting guard finished with five points in nearly 26 minutes of action.

Los Angeles currently leads the best-of-seven first-round series with Phoenix 2-1, with Game 4 set for Monday at Staples Center.

The seventh-seeded Lakers are attempting to repeat as champions, a feat that would require them to become the first-ever playoff team seeded seventh or lower to win an NBA title.