On 7th May, the Portland Trailblazers will be a tough opponent for the Los Angeles Lakers. To make matters worse, the Lakers might have to play the match without three of their best players.
Los Angeles Lakers Already Has Two Major Injuries
The Los Angeles Lakers have already lost LeBron James to an ankle injury. As such, he has been unavailable for the two in a row matches with the Clippers. Dennis Schroder is also going to be unavailable for 10 to 14 days because of the safety and health protocols of the NBA.
Anthony Davis may be the latest addition to this list for the Los Angeles Lakers. On Thursday, the max player of the Lakers had to leave as early as the starting quarter. The player had apparently tweaked the right ankle. Davies underwent an evaluation later on in the team’s locker room.
However, the Los Angeles Lakers later made the announcement that Davies will not be returning to the match. They claimed that the player was suffering from back spasms. When the match ended, however, Davis claimed that his ankle was “fine” but the player’s back had been pretty badly locked up.
Davis had added that Friday’s game is probably the most important match of the remaining matches. He also stated that his decision will depend on the significance of Friday.
There was more misery for the Los Angeles Lakers in-store as Talen Horton-Tucker is also set to miss the Portland game before the game against the Clippers. The player has injured his calf.
The matchup between the Blazers and the Lakers will be the decider for the tiebreaker between the two. They are both fighting for 6th rank. That is the last rank that does not have to play the play-in stage. The Lakers, currently have the same numbers as the Blazers, after getting defeated by the Clippers.