Anthony Davis Exits Game 4 After Groin Injury

Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis

On Sunday, The Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis could not play for the latter half of their 92-100 defeat against the Suns. The player had strained his left groin. This will be the squad’s first actual challenge as they try to win a second consecutive title.

A Crucial Injury For Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis failed to score a layup as 48.3 seconds were left on the clock in the quarter before halftime. But, after landing, Anthony Davis collapsed on the floor. He then took his time to get to his feet as he clutched his groin. Meanwhile, the play carried on at the court’s other side. After halftime, Davis did not come back.

Frank Vogel, the coach of the Lakers, said in an interview following the game’s end that Anthony Davis will evaluate further. On Monday, he would have more details. He said that Davis is among the best so adjustment is necessary. He also thought that the team tried quite a bit to overcome the loss. However, it was not enough in the end.

Currently, the series of 7 matches are tied with 2 games apiece. On Tuesday, the two sides will play the fifth game.

LeBron James finished the match with 6 turnovers, 6 assists, 12 rebounds, and 25 points. On being asked whether he could cover for Anthony Davis, he said that his shoulders are prepared to carry even more weight. For him, putting the team in a successful position is most important.

The Lakers had a record of 11 wins and 7 losses in the regular period when James was playing without Davis. However, if only the playoff teams are counted, the Lakers had a dismal record of 1 win and 6 losses in that. Davis ended the fourth game with 6 points by scoring 2 times from 9 attempts, as well as 4 rebounds. 

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