Anthony Davis expects to be on the court Sunday for Game 6 of the NBA Finals when the Lakers try for the second time to wrap up the championship over the Miami Heat in the “bubble” near Orlando.
“I’ll be fine on Sunday,” said Davis, who appears on the injury report as probable in dealing with an injury to his right heel.
Davis, who is averaging 26.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game and shooting 60.5 percent in the series, went down to the floor in pain after battling for a rebound in the closing seconds of the first quarter of Game 5, which the Heat won 111-108.
The seven-time All-Star power forward/center showed the effects of the injury during the game, often “struggling to move a little bit,” Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said.
After the game, Davis said he actually reaggravated an injury he suffered earlier in the postseason.
The Heat have been hoping to get Goran Dragic back, but the guard, who has been dealing with a torn left plantar fascia, is still listed as doubtful. Dragic sustained the injury in Game 1 of the series.
Dragic averaged 16.2 points during the regular season and was averaging 20.9 pointer per game in the Heat’s first 16 postseason games this season.
–Field Level Media