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Anthony Davis listed as probable for Friday’s game vs. Trail Blazers

The Los Angeles Lakers big man is dealing with a back injury ahead of Friday night’s game against Portland.

LA Clippers defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 118-94 during a NBA basketball game.

The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Friday afternoon that Anthony Davis, along with Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Marc Gasol are listed as probable. Meanwhile, Alex Caruso is listed as questionable, while Jared Dudley, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dennis Schroder, and LeBron James are all out.

The big news from this injury report is Davis, who exited Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers with back spams. The 28-year-old big man only played in the first half, recording four points and one rebound in nine minutes. He was seen grabbing his ankle in the game, but he explained afterwards that it was his back. Davis missed nine weeks due to calf strain and Achilles tendon injures. Since his return to the hardwood, the All-star forward is averaging 16.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in eight games.

The Lakers need to this win game tonight against the Trail Blazers as they are teetering between the No. 6 seed and being in the play-in tournament. Additionally, whoever wins this game will have the tiebreaker, which is huge, considering that both teams have the same record (37-29). The Trail Blazers would love to not be in the play-in game for the second straight year after being in it last season’s in the bubble.