Anthony Davis gave Lakers fans a major scare Wednesday when he exited Game 5 after taking a shot to the head from Warriors center Kevon Looney.
Davis was wobbly after the swipe and had to be taken to the locker room in a wheelchair. With the caution surrounding head injuries and just one off day between Game 5 and Game 6, the injury quickly prompted chatter about his status for the Lakers’ final home game of the series.
The Lakers are 3-0 in the series when Davis has a double-double and 0-2 when he doesn’t, so his availability will be critical to whether Los Angeles can close out the reigning champions at home on Friday.
Will Davis be on the floor for the Lakers? Here’s what we know about his status entering Game 6.
Is Anthony Davis playing tonight?
All indications are that Davis will be available to play in Game 6.
It was reported late Wednesday night that Davis was believed to have avoided a concussion, but Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes reported Thursday that Davis was expected to play in Game 6.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 11, 2023
The Lakers officially listed Davis as probable on Friday morning, the same designation as LeBron James, and listed Davis only with a “right foot stress injury.”
Davis’ wheelchair exit seems to have been precautionary. Replay showed Looney’s arm hit Davis more along the side of the face rather than it being a direct shot to the forehead, which might have helped the eight-time All-Star avoid a serious injury that could have kept him out for the rest of this series.
Instead, Davis is slated to give it a go as the Lakers face pressure to close out the Warriors in Los Angeles and avoid sending the series back to San Francisco for a Game 7.
What time is Lakers vs. Warriors tonight?
- Date: Friday, May 12
- Time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
Game 6 between the Lakers and Warriors will tip off at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local time) on Friday from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
What channel is Lakers vs. Warriors on?
- Date: Friday, May 12
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: Sling TV
Game 6 of Lakers vs. Warriors will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States. Fans can also stream the game on Sling TV.
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Published at Fri, 12 May 2023 13:00:36 +0000