Pelicans C Smith out with knee injury

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New Orleans Pelicans center Jason Smith is out indefinitely with a right knee injury, the team announced Saturday.

An MRI revealed cartilage damage in the knee.

Smith is averaging 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1 block in 26.8 minutes over 31 games this season.

New Orleans hosts the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night with several players injured.

The Pelicans are also without leading scorer Ryan Anderson, who has a herniated disk in his back, and starting point guard Jrue Holiday with a stress fracture in his right shin. Guard Tyreke Evans may also miss Saturday's game with a left ankle sprain.
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