Report: Anthony Davis expected to miss game vs. Warriors

NBA.com Global on Nov 14, 2019 07:56 AM
Report: Anthony Davis expected to miss game vs. Warriors
FILE - LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers stands for the National Anthem before the game against the Utah Jazz on October 25, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA.com staff report

Lakers forward/center Anthony Davis is expected to miss Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) home game against the Golden State Warriors, per Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

He took "a shot" to the ribs in the first quarter and went to the locker room to get it wrapped, but quickly returned and shot 9-for-17 from the field in Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) 123-115 road win against the Suns. He had X-rays taken on the injury after the game and those came back negative.

Davis said Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) he wasn’t sure if he’d play against Golden State, which is a quick turnaround on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). The 6-foot-10 forward wanted to see how his body responded in the morning.

“I just want to play,” Davis said. “It’s tough for me to lead from the sideline.”

Davis, who had previously been dealing with a minor shoulder issue, said he will have an additional checkup today before his status is determined.

Should Davis miss Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) game, the Lakers could turn to Kyle Kuzma and Dwight Howard to possibly fill in for him. Kuzma had perhaps his best game of the season on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), scoring 23 points and nailing a pair of clutch 3-pointers against Phoenix.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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