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Report: Anthony Davis 'Unlikely' To Play In Game 5 vs. Suns

Report: Anthony Davis To Return To Lakers Lineup On Thursday vs. Dallas Mavericks

Bad news for the Los Angeles Lakers, as their star power forward/center Anthony Davis is unlikely to play against the Phoenix Suns this Tuesday night. 

After leaving Sunday game with a strained groin, the Brow is being evaluated day-to-day to see if he can play later in the series. However, he's highly likely to miss Game 5 of the series, a game that will be crucial for his team. 

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that AD's injury hasn't shown any signs of improvement, and he will probably sit out the next game. 

"Lakers star Anthony Davis is unlikely to play in Game 5 vs. Suns on Tuesday due to strained groin, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. There’s optimism about Davis‘ status as series continues and as he is evaluated day-to-day."

This is a big blow for the Lakers. They already struggled to win without AD on the court in Game 4. The Suns are now headed back home and the absence of Davis can play a big role in the definition of this series. 

While everybody believed Chris Paul's shoulder would be the biggest injury of the series, now Davis' body surprises everybody. This is terrible news for the player and his squad. 

Game 6 of the series is scheduled for Thursday. If the Lakers find themselves in a complex position, AD will need to play at any cost if they want to save their season. Yet, time will tell how things play out for the 2020 NBA champions.