Lakers coach, Darvin Ham, said Anthony Davis is expected to play at Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night as he was not showing any signs of being unfit and is not in the NBA’s concussion protocol.
This is coming after Davis was hit in the head late in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals.
“We checked in with him, and he’s feeling great. Our medical staff gave us a great update. He’s not in the (concussion) protocol”
“It’s huge. He’s the centerpiece of what we’re trying to do on both sides of the ball, and for us just in general, our success rate. So that was great, great news.” Ham said.
Davis will be listed as probable for the Friday night game in Los Angeles.
Davis was hurt by a shot to the head from Golden State’s Kevon Looney midway through the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 121-106 victory in San Francisco.
He grabbed his head grimacing on the bench before going to the locker room. He and Looney were battling for position in the paint on a driving layup by the Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell.
It was reported that he had used the assistance of a wheelchair and the Lakers’ medical staff performed an evaluation of him for any potential head injury.
Whether Anthony Davis plays in the Lakers game against the Warriors on Friday, teammate Austin Reaves has assured fans that Los Angeles would be ready with or without him (Davis).