The Los Angeles Lakers will face the Golden State Warriors at Crypto.com Arena on May 12. Fans are a bit scared because Anthony Davis suffered a head injury in Game 5. He got elbowed by Warriors center Kevon Looney and the medical staff took care of him. Did he suffer a concussion? The Lakers have provided an injury update on Davis, offering more info on his status for Game 6.
Chris Haynes from Bleacher Report reported that the Lakers big man is expected to play against the Warriors.
Davis plays a big role in the Lakers lineup this postseason. He embraced a big role with the team and luckily, he’s healthy. Will this injury force him to miss some time?
AD averages 21.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals, and 3.4 blocks per game this post season. In the series against the Warriors, he delivers 22.4 points, 13.4 points, 13.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 2.2 blocks per game.
LeBron hopes to see the best from Davis in Game 6
It was a nasty hit, but Davis is fine. LeBron James discussed his situation and he is an optimist. He didn’t see Looney hit Davis, but saw the medical team taking care of him. AD is fine right now and that’s the only thing that matters.
“I didn’t see the shot,” LeBron said. “I just seen the aftermath. But the medical team seems to say he’s been doing better. So that’s what matters the most.”
LeBron has great words for his teammate. Davis has had a few bad nights so far, but LeBron trusts his potential. He knows that Davis is a dominant leader and an aggressive player who can shut down teams on both ends. If you ask LeBron, he will say AD is the best defensive player in the NBA.
“Man, he the best defensive player in the league,” LeBron said. “I mean, you know. I think the league knows it as well. Not many guys that can protect the rim at all costs and also switch out on point guards, switch out on guys like Steph. Steph is a hell of a player, had a hell of a game. I think he even had a triple-double. But we trust AD guarding anybody in this league and he showed that.”