Los Angeles Clippers center Serge Ibaka, right, defends on a shot by Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Serge Ibaka was forced to exit the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night and did not return.

Ibaka got injured in the first half and went to the locker room to get treatment. As a result, he didn’t return and was ruled out for the second half.

Ibaka was diagnosed with a lower back tightness and it remains to be seen if he will miss any time, due to his injury.

For their part, the Clippers suffered a blowout road loss to the Pelicans (115-135).