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Is Anthony Davis playing for the Lakers on Friday in Game 6 vs. the Warriors?

The Lakers PF has a head injury. We break down and update you on his status for Friday’s game vs. Golden State.

Los Angeles Lakers v Golden State Warriors - Game Five
Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors in game five of the Western Conference Semifinal Playoffs at Chase Center on May 10, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers have a chance to close out their second-round series in the 2023 NBA playoffs at home when they meet the Golden State Warriors Friday in Game 6. The Lakers will hope to avoid a road Game 7 scenario, and they’ll need a healthy Anthony Davis to cement a spot in the Western Conference finals. Davis is dealing with a head injury, which he suffered late in Game 5. Here’s the latest on his status ahead of Friday’s game.

Anthony Davis injury updates

Update: As expected, Davis is good to go for Game 6.

Fortunately for the Lakers, Davis avoided a concussion and thus did not get put in the league protocol. That would’ve surely caused him to miss this game. He’s officially probable to play, and there’s little chance he was going to sit in this one.

Davis might be limited or have some early struggles, but he’s still a great fantasy option here. If he does have reduced effectiveness, Jarred Vanderbilt and Rui Hachimura could see more opportunities in the frontcourt.