Anthony Davis is one of the key players for the Los Angeles Lakers. As the superstar big man on the roster, he provides a lot of value on both ends. Davis is a defensive menace in the interior, while also providing the ability to create his own shot on the offensive side of the ball.
Kyle Kuzma has started the third quarter instead of Anthony Davis, and it has been revealed that Davis will be out for the rest of the game. While there is no news on his availability for the rest of the series, his absence will definitely be felt for the rest of this game.
There is no question that if Anthony Davis's absence goes longer than just this game, it will require others on the roster to step up if the Los Angeles Lakers are to beat the Phoenix Suns. Anthony Davis had some good performances over the course of the Lakers' playoff games, and replacing his contributions will not be easy.
Hopefully, Anthony Davis will be able to get healthier throughout the course of the series. The athlete's health obviously takes priority. Andre Drummond and Dennis Schroder in particular will face bigger roles if Davis isn't healthy for the rest of the series, but the Lakers will hope that Davis' groin strain is nothing serious.