Due to a sprained knee, Anthony Davis was in doubt in Sunday’s Game 4 against the Suns. Due to a strain in his groin, he came out.
The big Lakers star regrouped after her knee injury in Game 3 to start Sunday in Los Angeles as she continued a 3-1 series lead at Staples Center. Davis played 19 minutes, 24 seconds in the first period, but was clearly injured after colliding with Jae Crowder during a practice for the basket.
Davis did not reappear with the team after halftime, and Kyle Kuzma started in his place. The team revealed the new groin injury soon after.
Anthony Davis will not return today due to a strain in his left groin.
– Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) May 30, 2021
The Suns, who opened a double-digit lead in the third, would tie the series with a 100-92 win, returning to Phoenix with the series tied 2-2.
Several reports surfaced after the game that Davis’ status for Game 5 was uncertain. The Athletic’s Shams Charania tweeted that the big star man had avoided a serious injury, but that his ability to play on Tuesday “is in great question.”
Good news for AD and the Lakers: Davis avoided a more serious injury. He has a shot at playing in Game 5 in Phoenix, but his status is in great question. https://t.co/CGwAHZDDL1
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 31, 2021