LOS ANGELES – Anthony Davis was ruled out of the second half of Thursday night’s game against the LA Clippers due to back cramps, giving the Los Angeles Lakers two stars – along with LeBron James – who returned from a long-term injury only to recover. , as the regular season quickly slips away.
Davis, who is playing in his eighth game because he missed nine weeks due to calf strain and Achilles tendinosis in his right leg, played nine minutes in the first quarter and scored four points in a 2-for-9 shot with a ricochet. The Clippers overtook the Lakers by 10 while Davis was on the court.
Davis left the game with 2 minutes, 50 seconds left in the first quarter and did not return. He was evaluated by the team’s medical staff in the second quarter before the team announced that he would not return shortly after the start of the third quarter.
The Lakers entered the night leading the Portland Trail Blazers’ No. 7 halfway game, keeping the defensive champions away from the game scenario if the regular season ends today. The Lakers host the Blazers on Friday night in the back.
James played two games last week after returning from a high sprain of his right ankle before having to leave the squad in the last two games to continue his rehabilitation. Lakers coach Frank Vogel has said James will also miss the Blazers, at least.