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Anthony Davis expected to play in Game 6, won’t be 100%

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Davis could barely force himself up and down the floor in the closing stages of Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals, but he’s expected to give it a go on Sunday night.

According to multiple reports, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel addressed the media ahead of the contest, stating that Davis will definitely be playing with some “soreness” for Game 6 against the Miami Heat but that he should be good to go once “the adrenaline kicks in.”

Davis has been listed as “probable” ever since he reaggravated a right heel contusion that he initially injured back in the Western Conference Finals. During the first quarter of Game 5 against the Miami Heat, Davis landed awkwardly on the same foot and immediately went to the ground in severe pain. While he ultimately returned in the second quarter and appeared fine, Davis was later spotted moving around with a significant limp throughout the final minutes of regulation.

Having Davis in the lineup is undoubtedly good news for the Lakers, even if he isn’t at 100 percent. This is a potential Championship-clinching game. L.A. has already elected to announce a rotation change, replacing center Dwight Howard with point guard Alex Caruso in the starting lineup. It’s time to get weird with it.

Game 6 is set to tipoff at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. If you missed our Game 6 preview post from earlier in the day, you can check that out here.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

3 Comments for Anthony Davis expected to play in Game 6, won’t be 100/span>

  1. mashman 93
    7:46 pm October 11, 2020 Permalink

    I like AD a lot and what I’m about to say won’t be popular on this site. Anthony Davis should be suspended for slapping Jae Crowder!!! He did it on purpose and it was dirty as hell and he doesn’t play like that from what I’ve seen , but that was uncalled for imo.

    • Bluehender
      9:46 pm October 11, 2020 Permalink

      I’ll be happy for AD here in just a little bit when he wins his first NBA championship. But LeBron is rubbing off on him when it comes to crying about every call. But in another sense he is playing harder than ever and give James the credit for that

    • mashman 93
      10:13 pm October 11, 2020 Permalink

      I am happy for AD and do not believe he’s a dirty player and I hope he gets away from LeBron now that he’s an NBA Champion. GO CATS!!!!