Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis is listed as probable for Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, according to the official NBA injury list published Thursday evening.
Davis sustained an apparent head injury in Game 5 on Wednesday, but his designation on the injury report states merely that he is dealing with a right foot ailment.
Lakers coach Darvin Ham said on Thursday of Davis, “He’s feeling great. Our medical staff gave us a great update. … (He is ) not showing any signs of anything.”
The Lakers have a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series following a 121-106 loss in San Francisco on Wednesday night.
With 7:34 left in the fourth quarter, Davis took an accidental elbow to the head from the Warriors’ Kevon Looney as the two went up for a rebound. Davis exited the game, briefly sat on the Los Angeles bench, then headed to the locker room and did not return to action.
Davis ended the night with 23 points and nine rebounds, leaving him with averages of 22.4 points and 13.4 boards per game in the series. He contributed 20.8 points and 13.7 rebounds per contest in the Lakers’ six-game win over the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs.
In 56 regular-season games (54 starts) in 2022-23, the eight-time All-Star averaged 25.9 points and a career-high 12.5 rebounds per contest.
–Field Level Media