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gyu Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis played Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. He finished with 23 points — on 9-for-22 shots from the field and 0-for-2 behind the three-point arc — 16 rebounds and two assists in the 115-106 loss to the Lakers. So when the Lakers visit the Chase Center on Saturday night to play Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the defending champion Golden State Warriors, every Lakers fan will surely want to know: Is Anthony Davis playing the Warriors tonight ?
The Lakers have listed Davis as likely for Saturday’s showdown with a foot injury, per tweet from Underdog Fantasy’s NBA account. It is doubtful whether LeBron James (left ankle pain) will play for Los Angeles while Mo Bamba (league suspension) will sit out.
Davis, 29, is in his 11th year in the NBA and fourth as a member of the legendary Lakers franchise. He has averaged 26.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.9 blocks in 32 appearances (30 starts) this season. Davis has been incredibly efficient in getting the ball off the field in 2022-23 – his current field goal percentage of 57.0% is easily the best of his pro career.
The Lakers need to be playing at the top of their game to beat the Warriors on the road Saturday, with or without Davis. Finally, despite struggling on the road all season, the Warriors have the third-best home record in the Western Conference at 21-6. But as for the question, is Anthony Davis playing the Warriors tonight? the answer is likely.