There was a lot of concern last night about the blow to the head taken by Anthony Davis in the fourth quarter of Game 5 vs. Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles Lakers’ long man, hands down the best player in the series so far, had walked off the court, helped by some staff members to stand up. Not only that, he had reached the locker room in a wheelchair, precisely because of these balance problems.
A few hours after the game ended, which saw the Warriors shorten to 3-2 in the series, however, the greatest danger seemed behind them. Concussion was feared for Davis that could have made him unavailable not only for Game-6, but also for a possible Game-7 given that NBA protocols for head shots are quite stringent. Instead AD avoided this problem as well and, barring relapse, according to Chris Haynes he will be regularly on the court for Gara-6, which could be decisive for the Lakers’ qualification to the Conference Finals.
The game between the Lakers and Warriors will be played on Friday night and Saturday night at Crypto.com Arena, with the yellow-purple that could be the first Western Conference team to beat Steve Kerr’s Warriors in a Playoff series.
– Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 11, 2023