UPDATE: Anthony Davis will be questionable to play tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a sore right knee from last night’s scary incident against the Spurs. LeBron James will miss his second straight game.
Anthony Davis is questionable to play at OKC with right knee soreness.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) October 27, 2021
As the Los Angeles Lakers slowly start to build momentum and get some wins, they are also seemingly barely avoiding some major injuries to their superstars. On a night when LeBron James sat to rest a sore ankle, it was Anthony Davis putting fans on the edge of their seats. Late in the fourth quarter, Davis went down in a heap after fighting for a rebound, seemingly due to a Spurs player being pushed into his knee.
Davis managed to stay on the court, going down once again at the end of regulation before starting the overtime period and helping the Lakers pull out a thrilling win on the road.
AD’s performance even after going down surely eased the minds of nervous Lakers fans. After the game, the big man called the injury “a little stinger” and said he would get treatment on Wednesday before the Lakers face the Thunder on the second night of a back-to-back.
We will have to wait to see how Davis’ knee responds overnight but overall it sounds like the Lakers escaped the situation without a major injury. Davis has had a great start to the season culminating in the 35-point, seven assist, four block performance that led the Lakers to the win on Tuesday. Losing Davis for any amount of time now, especially with the team’s defensive issues at the forefront of any concerns about them, would be a big blow to the team.
There’s no word yet if Anthony Davis will play on Wednesday or opt for a more cautious approach. LeBron is currently listed as questionable to play.