Los Angeles Lakers lost 121-106 to the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center, San Francisco, on Wednesday. Game 6 will be played at the Crypto.com Center, but Anthony Davis could not play.
He left Game 5 in the early fourth quarter, after taking an elbow on the head by Warriors’ Kevonlooney while the two were fighting for a rebounds underneath the rim. Davis seemed to be okay in the moments following the incident. With the Lakers trailing by 13 points, his departure from the game appeared more precautionary. The details revealed after the Lakers star entered the locker room are what should worry LeBron and his team.
According to TNT’s NBA Insider Chris Haynes Anthony Davis required a wheelchair for his head injury. The Lakers announced that their star forward would not be participating in the remainder of Game 5. This means a Game 6, which will take place in LA.
Davis finished Game 5 with 23 rebounds and three assists. His availability is crucial to the Lakers’ chances of reaching the Western Conference Finals. Lakers fans will rejoice at the latest report about his injury. Haynes said that Davis avoided a concussion.
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During the press conference following the game, Darvin Ham, Lakers’ head coach, also gave an update regarding Anthony Davis’s injury. He responded, “He was hit in the head.” He’s doing well already. “That’s the current status and where he is.”
Ham’s update about Davis’ injury is reassuring but it’s still too early to know how serious the blow to Davis’ head was. Davis avoiding a concussion was good news for the Lakers. His availability is crucial for Game 6 His absence will make it easier for the Warriors to force a game 7 in San Francisco. The Lakers, who won Game 4 at home, would have preferred to avoid this outcome.
After the Warriors’ Game 5 performance, the Lakers are also concerned about their chances of winning without Anthony Davis. Stephen Curry put on another outstanding performance for the Warriors. He scored 27 and handed out eight assists. Draymond, who struggled offensively in this series, ended the night with 20 point, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points, along with seven rebounds, and five assists, to help his team win 121-106.
Curry and the Warriors are confident they can force a Game 7 with Anthony Davis’s injury and their offense finding its groove. Golden State will do everything they can to defeat the Lakers, even if Davis is not there.