Los Angeles Lakers will have to face Game 5 without their main interior reference. According to journalist Shams Charania, it is highly unlikely that Anthony Davis will participate in the game after suffering a muscle strain in the groin during the fourth game.
The power forward had started the game despite suffering a sprained right knee. After poor support on a basket drive, Davis left the court late in the second quarter and would not return for the entire match. After that, the Suns would take the reins to even the series.
Still, the Los Angeles franchise remains optimistic about Davis’ status as the series continues after being marked day-to-day. Of course, this absence will force Frank Vogel to make important adjustments and decide which player to offer the keys to the painting.
After the initial blow, Davis had emerged as the main reference for the Lakers in the next two games, both ended with victory. Throughout the series, Andre Drummond has been shown unable to contain Deandre Ayton and carry out his duties under the hoops. Meanwhile, Montrezl Harrell has lost weight in the rotation, with Marc Gasol being the architect of the Lakers’ reaction this Sunday.
The truth is that the Lakers are in a delicate situation, without that inner wardrobe that they did possess last season thanks to the presence of Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee. But they will have to find a way to survive if they aspire to revalidate the championship won less than a year ago. (NBA Maniacs) (GG)