Lakers’ Anthony Davis Injured, LeBron James Leads Victory Over Pelicans

In a crucial matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Los Angeles Lakers faced a setback when Anthony Davis suffered an injury after a collision with Larry Nance Jr. mid-game. Davis was seen leaving the court gingerly, raising concerns for Lakers fans.

Despite the setback, the Purple and Gold rallied behind LeBron James, who delivered a spectacular performance to secure the win. After the game, Anthony Davis provided an update during a post-game interview, reassuring fans about his availability for the upcoming Play-In tournament.

Anthony Davis (Credit: ESPN)

Addressing his injury, Davis explained, “I got shoved in the back, and my back just locked up on me. It’s nothing concerning… I was in the air, so, yes, it was a dangerous play but I know (Nance) is not a dirty player.”

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He expressed confidence in his return for the Play-In tournament, stating, “No doubt that I am going to play… Get some treatment, keep it loose, and just see how I feel over the next 24 to 36 hours.”

Davis commended Nance for his sportsmanship and emphasized that the injury was not a major concern. He detailed his immediate plans, mentioning that he would undergo treatment and assess his condition over the next few days.

Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis (Credit: NBA)

In Davis’ absence, LeBron James took charge, showcasing his brilliance on the court. The veteran star proved pivotal with an astounding 17 assists, leading the Lakers to a blowout victory over the Pelicans. James also contributed 28 points and 11 rebounds, displaying his all-around prowess.

Supporting James’ efforts, Austin Reaves stepped up with an impressive 20-point performance, while youngster Rui Hachimura maintained consistency with 11 points and seven rebounds. Despite the injury setback, Anthony Davis shone brightly earlier in the game, tallying 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists before his exit.