Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis faces around two weeks on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury in Wednesday's 106-101 win over Utah Jazz.
The Lakers are 22/1 to win the NBA Championship outright after Davis rolled his right ankle towards the end of the second quarter in LA and didn't feature during the second half.
The team have confirmed that x-rays revealed no fracture, but Davis will have further scans on Thursday and will be evaluated again after this weekend's All-Star break, however, initial reports suggest he will be missing for around two weeks.
The game against the Jazz was the Lakers' final assignment before the All-Star break and they don't play again until city rivals the Clippers visit next Friday.
Despite losing Davis early on, the Lakers fought back from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to claim a victory.
LeBron James managed 15 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and Russell Westbrook stepped up with nine of his 17 in the fourth, but head coach Frank Vogel admits losing Davis is a blow, but he was delighted by the way his team responded to the setback.
"It's very deflating to see AD go down the way he did, and our guys tried to rally the necessary energy to start the second half," said Vogel, via abc News. "But there's an energy that you have to overcome."
He added: "It would have been easy to fold the tent and give in and let go of the rope as Utah was making their run, knowing that we just lost AD.
"Hopefully this game will be a lesson of what the big picture looks like for our team: Overcoming this type of adversity."