Lakers’ Anthony Davis appears to injure arm in Game 1 vs Grizzlies, comes back to play crucial role in win
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis suffered an injury in Sunday’s Game 1 matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the NBA playoffs at the worst time.
With the Grizzlies leading 58-56 with 1:15 remaining in the first half, Davis went up to rebound a missed shot and came down while grabbing his right arm.
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“I can’t move my arm,” Davis appeared to tell the Lakers bench.
He was taken out of the game for a few minutes but came back and helped the Lakers to the Game 1 win.
In 37 minutes, Davis scored 22 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had seven blocks. He also had three assists and three steals in the game. All appeared to be fine.
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Davis’ health is going to be crucial for the playoffs should the Lakers find a way to upset Memphis in the series. He played in 56 games during the 2022-2023 season – the most since he played 62 when the Lakers won the championship in the COVID-19 pandemic-impacted 2019-2020 season.
In those 56 games, he averaged 25.9 points, 12.5 rebounds and two blocks per game. It was the first time he averaged a double-double since his last season with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2018-2019.
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Los Angeles stole one from Memphis on Sunday.