Zion Williamson out for Pelicans play-in elimination game against Kings

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson will not play in Friday's elimination play-in game against the Sacramento Kings due to a left hamstring strain, the team announced Wednesday.

The team said an MRI confirmed the injury and Williamson will be re-examined in approximately two weeks.

Williamson was injured during the Pelicans' 110-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Tuesday's first play-in tournament game. The Lakers' victory earned them the No. 7 seed and a first-round matchup against the defending champion Denver Nuggets.

Williamson left the game with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter with what was described as "left leg soreness," but not before he put up 40 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans.

The Pelicans will face the Kings, a 118-94 winner over the Golden State Warriors in their first play-in game. The winner will start their first-round best-of-seven series against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

New Orleans won all five games against the Kings in the regular season.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Zion Williamson injury: Pelicans star out for NBA play in tournament