The Lakers lost the Miami Heat 111 to 108 thanks to a 35 point triple-double from Jimmy Butler and a missed three-point shot from Danny Green. The game was closely contested, with there being seven lead changes in the last three minutes of the game alone. During the first half, there was a scary moment for the Lakers when Anthony Davis went down clutching his ankle.
He shook it off and continued to play 42 minutes in the game. However, Davis came forward after the game to address his injury and availability for Game 6.
Anthony Davis had a double-double in Game 5, scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds, on 9 for 15 shooting. He, alongside teammate LeBron James, were the stand-outs for the Lakers, with both of them combining for 68 of the Lakers 108 points. However, the big talking point coming out of Game 5 was the injury to Davis’ ankle. ‘The Brow’ was seen hobbling after a second scuffle with Andre Iguodala, in which he appeared to re-injure the ankle that had been hurt in the first half.
But AD continued and pushed himself to close out the game, while not being able to seal the win for the ‘Lake Show’. Now with the series at 3-2 in the favor of the Lakers, the Los Angeles franchise will look to close out the Miami Heat to crush any hopes of a comeback.
Anthony Davis opened up on injury concerns
AD addressed injury concerns after the game, according to Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily. “Iggy kind of stepped on it. Re-aggravated it. But I’ll be fine on Sunday.”
Anthony Davis suffered a similar rolled-ankle injury in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets but could return for Game 5, which proved to be the close-out. Lakers fans will hope for a similarly quick recovery from Anthony Davis before Game 6.
Will Anthony Davis make it back in time for Game 6? Can the Lakers close out the Heat without ‘The Brow’?