The Lakers could have one of their two stars in the fold for Friday’s pivotal contest against the Trail Blazers. According to Anthony Davis’ comments after Thursday’s loss, he expects to play on Friday after enduring back spasms.
The Athletic’s Jovan Buha highlighted Davis’ thoughts prior to Friday’s contest.
“I should be good to go tomorrow, based on how it’s feeling now,” Davis said, also noting that he felt the scorer’s table was too close to the court before the game. “But I’m gonna still wake up and test it out. But my plan is to still go tomorrow.”
LeBron James, the Lakers’ marquee star, is expected to return to the lineup next week after he recovers from an ankle injury.
Now in his second year with the Lakers, Davis has been limited to 31 games in the 2020-21 season. In those outings, he is averaging 20.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Tonight’s contest between the Blazers and Lakers features two teams desperate to avoid the play-in portion of the Western Conference playoffs.
Update: Davis will start tonight.