Anthony Davis has been listed as questionable for Game 5 with a sprained left ankle and could be on a minutes restriction tonight.
The Lakers vs Nuggets series has had a lot of big moments and highlights. A lot of them are centered around LeBron James, Jamal Murray, and Nikola Jokic. While they may have the spotlight, AD has been crunching numbers and leading the scoring with 32.3 ppg in the series.
Anthony Davis finished Game 4 with 34 points, shooting about 67% from the field. AD was having another one of his big scoring nights, which now we have become accustomed to.
Midway in the 4th Quarter, AD landed awkwardly after a jump shot, which makes us all wonder about his availability for tonight’s matchup.
Anthony Davis goes down with a scary ankle injury after awkwardly landing on Paul Millsap in game 4 of the WCF Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets! Full clip: https://t.co/6js6Az7fPb #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/R3BzFUz2Jx
— Chaz (@ChazClavant) September 25, 2020
Is Anthony Davis playing tonight vs Nuggets
According to the injury report released by the Lakers, Anthony Davis has been listed questionable for tonight’s game vs Nuggets
Lakers injury report for Game 5: Anthony Davis (sprained left ankle) and Dion Waiters (sore left groin) are questionable. Alex Caruso (sore right wrist), Danny Green (Volar plate injury, left ring finger) and LeBron James (sore right groin) are probable.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) September 25, 2020
Even though this lists Anthony Davis as questionable and LeBron as probable, coach Vogel says else. “Both are experiencing some soreness but are good to go,” Vogel said.
Lakers vs Nuggets Game 5 tonight
The Nuggets take on the top-seeded Lakers for Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals matchup tonight. The Nuggets are yet again backed into a corner, being down 3-1. We’ve seen the Nuggets erase the same deficit twice these playoffs, making an NBA record by doing so.
With the chances of AD not playing Game 5 existing, this would be a perfect opportunity for the Nuggets to strike and extend their postseason journey a little longer.
The Lakers on the other hand would look to seal the series and make the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.
Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals takes place tonight at 9 PM ET.