Los Angeles Lakers coach Darvin Ham provided an update on superstar Anthony Davis’ arm after the team’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies in the first game of their first-round playoff series.
After the game, Ham said the injury was “fine,” a statement that came after Davis said he had undergone some tests at halftime after “a small puncture in which my arm became completely numb.”.
AD said he “had a little stinger where my arm went completely numb” and underwent some tests at halftime. https://t.co/6x7qXWsToo
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Despite his injury, Anthony Davis was able to play the entire game between the Lakers and Grizzlies, finishing with over 36 minutes on the court. It must be said that he remained solid from a scoring standpoint with 22 points, but added 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 recovered balls, and an impressive 7 stoppages.
That’s good news for the Lakers during a day when superstars are dropping like flies. Ja Morant missed the final minutes of the Lakers-Grizzlies clash after injuring his hand with just over five minutes left and is now uncertain to play in Game 2.
Not long after, Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a lower back injury early in his Milwaukee Bucks’ opening game against the Miami Heat and was ruled out of the second half before Tyler Herro suffered the same fate after breaking his right hand late in the second quarter.