The Los Angeles Lakers received just 19 minutes from Anthony Davis in Game 4 vs. the Phoenix Suns, and they suffered their second loss of their series after the superstar exited at halftime with a left groin strain.
Prior to being forced to the sideline, Davis scored just six points. He was off to a poor start, shooting just 2/9 from the field and missing all three of his attempts from deep. Despite not performing well in the first two quarters, Davis would’ve tremendously helped the Lakers, especially considering his dominance defensively.
That said, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports Davis is now day to day, though it’s still unclear whether or not the former Kentucky Wildcats star and national champ will be available for Game 5.
Sources: Lakers‘ Anthony Davis will be day-to-day with his groin strain.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 31, 2021
It feels as though Davis should be considered highly questionable at best, as groin strains typically aren’t injuries that are quickly recovered from. However, knowing the grade of the strain will also be of utmost importance, and that may not come till tomorrow.
If Davis can’t go, the Lakers would suffer a brutal blow, as they were thoroughly outplayed by Phoenix once he left the game.
An eight-time All-Star, Davis entered the game averaging 27 points per game through the first three of the series. Playing almost 40 minutes per game, if Davis out long term, the Lakers chances at repeating would drastically decrease.
A former Wildcat, Davis is such an exciting player for fans not only in Los Angeles but around the league. It’ll be discouraging for everyone except Suns fans if he’s ruled out for a couple of weeks.