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Pelicans' Anderson carted from court on stretcher

12:10 AM, Jan 4, 2014   |    comments
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson (33) is taken off the court as they take on the Boston Celtics in the second half at TD Garden. The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Boston Celtics 95-92. (PHOTO: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)
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BOSTON (AP) - New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson was taken from the court on a stretcher after colliding with Boston's Gerald Wallace in the fourth quarter on Friday night.

The Celtics said a preliminary diagnosis indicated a "cervical stinger."

Anderson and Wallace collided near the Celtics' basket with 11:02 to play. They both went to the floor hard.

Anderson, who is a native of El Dorado Hills, remained on his back as he was being checked by the team's trainer and a Celtics' doctor before a stretcher was requested.

After about a 5-minute delay, he was put in a back brace and then on a stretcher before being wheeled off to applause from the TD Garden crowd. Both teams came out and surrounded him when the stretcher was brought out.

Anderson had 13 points and seven rebounds before leaving.

The Associated Press

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