Lakers Injury Report: Latest on Anthony Davis and LeBron James’ Availability in Rivals Matchup vs Warriors

Published 01/27/2024, 5:30 AM EST

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The NBA world is all set to witness one of the greatest rivalries on Saturday. The Los Angeles Lakers will have a repeat of their 2023 Conference semi-finals against the Golden State Warriors. While the LA side had the last laugh in 2022-23 season, the Dubs might look to start of the rivalry this season on a high. And, the latest Lakers injury report seemed to be supporting the Warriors’ cause, as LeBron James and Anthony Davis find themselves on the injury report.

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While AD has had a pretty decent season, staying fit compared to his last season, King James has been on and off, struggling with his ankle injury, However, ahead of the Saturday night clash against Stephen Curry and his men, both AD and Bron could miss out.

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According to the latest injury report shared by Jovan Buha, The Athletic reporter, both Anthony Davis and LeBron James have been listed under Questionables. The 4x NBA Champion has been dealing with left ankle peroneal tendinopathy for over a couple of weeks. Notably, James was under Day-to-day until his last game against the Chicago Bulls.

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Meanwhile, Davis, who has only missed two games so far in the season, made it to the Questionables with a bilateral Achilles tendinopathy. The severity of the injuries is unclear, but both stars are expected to play the game considering the match-up against their archrivals.

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Importantly, the management listed both of them as Questionales for their last game against the Bulls, but the duo came out on top, dropping 47 points together. So this leaves the fans with a good chance to expect the duo to lace up for the game.

Apart from that, the management has ruled out Cam Reddish for the game, owing to his right ankle sprain. And, Gabe Vincent, who has been out for over three months with his left knee surgery, will also miss out.

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Meanwhile, let’s take a closer look at the build-up to the epic clash.

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This is the first outing between the two teams in this season. They had their last face-off during the pre-season games, where Steph & Co. dominated the James-less Lakers for a comfortable 125-129 win. Before that, they faced each other in an intense semi-final series, where the California clash ended in the Lakers favor.

Now that both sides start off in a fresh page, and it could be anyone’s game. The Warriors have had a disappointing season so far powered with constant set backs. However, a recent surge in form for Klay Thompson and Jonathan Kuminga could play out in Dubs’ advantage.

On the other hand, the Lakers will step into the game with confidence after the Bulls victory. Additionally, D’Angelo Russell’s current form could pose as a threat to the home side. To be precise, this evenly poised clash can turn in anybody’s game.

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What do you make of the injury report? Will Bron and AD take part in the Saturday night clash? Let us know in the comments below.

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