17 Aug

Lakers star Anthony Davis doubtful tonight vs. Golden State

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I think it’s just looking at the pros and cons of it,” Davis said about possibly resting games. “Obviously if it makes sense and then they give me reasons why, for the betterment of the team, then I guess we can go forward with it.”Davis has acknowledged that his style of play carries some inherent risks. The Lakers’ leading scorer and rebounder (26.3 ppg and 10.4 rpg) has yet to miss a regular-season game, but has made several injury-related trips to the locker room with the team training staff. During the preseason, he injured his thumb, but returned after missing just one game. He first injured his shoulder in the third game of the season against Charlotte, but has played through discomfort.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers While Davis’ teammates have expressed they want him to stay healthy above all else, he’s also drawn some praise for his approach – most notably from LeBron James.“For him when he’s showing that grit when he’s playing with injuries, there’s no reason for any of us not to be out there as well,” James said of Davis. “He’s been showing everything.”The Lakers will play without Rajon Rondo (calf strain) who returned Tuesday, but has not been medically cleared to play back-to-back games. The Lakers had Troy Daniels (left knee soreness) available in Phoenix, but did not play him as a precaution. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers could be without Anthony Davis on Wednesday night as the team announced the star forward is doubtful to play against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.Davis, who began the week with right shoulder soreness, said he injured his ribs on the same side Tuesday night in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers were concerned enough to tape the injury during the third quarter of the game, then get X-rays on the area afterward.Although the X-rays revealed no serious cause for concern, the Lakers are still taking caution with their newest franchise star in the second game of the first back-to-back of the season.Davis said earlier in the week that he strongly desired to play despite his shoulder soreness, which has lingered for the past few weeks. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img

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