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Lakers’ Davis Unlikely to Play in Game 5

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The Athletic’s Shams Charania revealed that Lakers star Anthony Davis is unlikely to play in Game 5 after he suffered a groin strain in Game 4 against the Suns.

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Star big man Anthony Davis is expected to miss Game 5 of Lakers-Suns series after suffering a strained groin in Game 4. On Monday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania provided an update regarding Davis’ status on social media.

Lakers star Anthony Davis is unlikely to play in Game 5 vs. Suns on Tuesday due to strained groin, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. There’s optimism about Davis‘ status as series continues and as he is evaluated day-to-day.

Davis recorded six points in 19 minutes before departing the Lakers’ loss in Game 4. With the victory, the Suns have tied the series at 2-2.

Game 5 is currently scheduled for Tuesday in Phoenix.