2021 Playoffs: West First Round | Suns vs. Lakers
Anthony Davis optimistic about Game 4 status despite sprained knee
Lakers star has dominated throughout wins in Games 2 and 3 vs. Suns.
From NBA.com News Services
Anthony Davis sprained his left knee in Game 3 vs. Phoenix, but don’t think the Lakers’ big envisions that injury putting his personal championship defense on hold.
“There’s no chance that I don’t go tomorrow,” Davis told media Saturday. “In my eyes, as a competitor, I think I’ll be out there.”
Anthony Davis said he’ll get his knee evaluated by the medical staff tomorrow, but he’s optimistic about his availability: “There’s no chance that I don’t go tomorrow … In my eyes, as a competitor, I think I’ll be out there tomorrow.”
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) May 30, 2021
Davis, who is averaging 27.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in three games vs. Phoenix, is listed as “questionable” on the injury report heading into Sunday’s Game 4 at Staples Center (3:30 ET; ABC).
During Frank Vogel’s pregame media availability, the Lakers head coach confirmed that Davis would be playing. He also mentioned Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, forced from Game 3 by a left knee bruise, would be a gametime decision.
Frank Vogel says AD is in and KCP is a gametime decision for Game 4. Both are currently warming up on the court.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 30, 2021