Anthony Davis out due to 'significant' knee soreness

Anthony Davis out due to 'significant' knee soreness

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Anthony Davis out due to 'significant' knee soreness

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Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel said the medical staff told him that they want to know more about Anthony Davis’ knee before he gets back on the court. No other update on his scratch with knee soreness, except he’ll be evaluated in L.A. – 10:33 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel said he’s not sure what the exact next steps are for Anthony Davis, who was a late scratch with left knee soreness. – 10:33 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says he doesn’t know the “next steps” with AD and his injured knee yet. – 10:33 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Lakers 32, Thunder 18
Lakers shot 57.9% in the first quarter, including making 5 of 6 3s. Turnovers were still too high (6), but it didn’t matter w/ their shooting. Vogel tweaked the rotation w/o AD, going to Austin Reaves earlier and inserting DeAndre Jordan. – 8:36 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers don’t have AD, but at least they have AR, right? Austin Reaves minutes for the first time in a few nights. – 8:22 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Dwight Howard moves into the starting lineup for the Lakers tonight with Anthony Davis (knee soreness) ruled out against Oklahoma City.
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Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers starting Dwight Howard in place of Anthony Davis against the Thunder. pic.twitter.com/T9MQnn6cP27:33 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Dwight Howard replaces Anthony Davis in the starting lineup.
Lakers’ starters vs. OKC:
Dwight Howard
LeBron James
Talen Horton-Tucker
Avery Bradley
Russell Westbrook – 7:32 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Anthony Davis out vs OKC.
Another game, another Laker dodging Lu Dort. – 7:31 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
With AD out tonight (Left Knee Soreness), we’ll see who steps up for the LakeShow…Hopefully Dwight starts at Center – 6:59 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Lakers‘ Anthony Davis is out tonight vs. OKC due to knee soreness, team says. – 6:57 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers say Anthony Davis will not play tonight against OKC due to knee soreness. – 6:56 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers say Anthony Davis is OUT with left knee soreness. – 6:55 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Anthony Davis is out with left knee soreness, per the Lakers. – 6:55 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Anthony Davis woke up with some knee soreness today, and Frank Vogel said he’s a question mark to play tonight. He’s going to work out on the court soon and test it out.
If he can’t go tonight, that means more Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan. – 6:35 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says if Anthony Davis can’t go tonight, “Dwight and DJ will have much bigger roles.” – 6:33 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel said Anthony Davis woke up with knee soreness, and he’ll get treatment and be a game-time decision after he tries it out on the court. – 6:33 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis is receiving pregame treatment on his sore left knee and will be a gametime decision. – 6:33 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Frank Vogel says Anthony Davis remains a game-time decision. – 6:32 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
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Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Episode 45 – @HoopConsultants and @andrewbogut discuss Anthony Davis’s stats and if they’re Useful or Useless.
What do you think?
Listen to it here 👇
https://t.co/u0OwdyEs2S
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #NBA #Lakers #Useful #Useless pic.twitter.com/t4BP0T4Iz05:36 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New Mismatch with @Chris Vernon on the Lakers’ showing vs. Memphis, what’s up with Anthony Davis, Westbrook for Wall 2.0, Ben Simmons/Spurs, Utah’s defensive versatility, the paths forward for the Pacers, and more (including some love for Taylor Swift). open.spotify.com/episode/6RwXUP…4:26 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Players are shooting 46.7% when defended by AD this season, 1.3% *better* than their usual FG%.
A career-worst and the first time in his career players are shooting better when guarded by him.
Among the top 5 shots contester, he is the only one allowing positive FG% difference. pic.twitter.com/9ZvvUdObiO4:25 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
🏀 What’s the deal with Anthony Davis?
🏀 How would Ben Simmons fit in San Antonio?
🏀 Is it time to blow it up in Indiana?
#TheMismatch with @Chris Vernon and @Kevin O’Connor: open.spotify.com/episode/6RwXUP…3:59 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Anthony Davis hasn’t exactly been an MVP candidate, points out @jshector, after @David Thorpe assesses that poor closeout Twitter was talking about.
https://t.co/N1BKTb2U2D pic.twitter.com/XUtEPoiNKg3:29 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Anthony Davis is questionable tonight and LeBron James is probable on the second night of a back-to-back for the Lakers in OKC.
No injuries listed for the Thunder. – 2:44 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Lakers’ status report for tonight’s game against the Thunder – AD is QUESTIONABLE with left knee soreness. pic.twitter.com/aMAQ51tq282:27 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Second night of a back to back here j. Oklahoma: Lakers say Anthony Davis is questionable with left knee soreness. pic.twitter.com/xJAmo57iNb2:06 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
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Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets have combined for 33 fewer games played between Jokić, Murray, and Porter than the Lakers have for LeBron, AD, and Russ and still have the same record.
A little perspective. It can always be worse. – 11:43 AM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
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NBA Math @NBA_Math
RPR MVP Predictor standings, determined by team success and Rolling Player Ratings:
1. Stephen Curry: 14.88
2. Nikola Jokic: 14.07
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 14.0
4. Kevin Durant: 13.83
5. Trae Young: 13.0
6. DeMar DeRozan: 12.54
7. Anthony Davis: 11.96
8. Jimmy Butler: 11.95 pic.twitter.com/DtVQRerJCq10:45 AM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: How Can the Pacers Rebuild? The Latest Portland Drama, and the Latest News w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: https://t.co/n4QLDC9m6F pic.twitter.com/LSoMfL4k618:00 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Anthony Davis: “[Opponents] feel like they’re the underdogs when they’re coming in, especially when they’re without their star players and we got to play like we’re the underdogs. Which, now, at this point of the season, the way we’re playing, a lot of games, we probably are.” – 11:55 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Anthony Davis emphasized the Lakers needing to play like “the underdogs” moving forward. Need to be “scrappy” in these games. – 11:33 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis: We gotta play like underdogs which, now, at this point in the season, we probably are. – 11:31 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Anthony Davis: “We’ve got to be a more consistent team to truly compete for a championship.” – 11:29 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
AD: “Our biggest problem right now is consistency.” – 11:28 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Anthony Davis: “That’s our biggest problem right now. Consistency.” – 11:28 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Lakers lose in Memphis, 108-95, to fall back to .500 at 13-13. AD 22p 8r; LeBron 20p 11a 10r 4s 2b 5tos (100th career triple-double); Russ 9p on 3-of-9 7a 6tos +/- of -16; Bradley 10p 2s; THT 10p 5a. LAL has 22 turnovers as a team; MEM only had 11. – 10:19 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Anthony Davis career 3P%:
38.3% — Bubble playoffs
29.9% — Every other game pic.twitter.com/7MWfOiQ0o710:18 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
It’s not a stretch to say that Jaren Jackson Jr. has been the best player on the floor tonight — even with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook out there too – 10:04 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
In this quarter alone, Anthony Davis has been overpowered to the rim by Jaren Jackson Jr. and blocked twice by Kyle Anderson. – 9:46 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Anthony Davis has been nursing a left thumb sprain, and after that failed alley-oop attempt he’s favoring that hand like it’s hurting again. – 9:46 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Anthony Davis is holding his hand like he’s hurt. – 9:45 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Oh wow, Jaren Jackson just BULLIED AD on the low block – 9:36 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Lakers are rolling out their Westbrook, Bradley, LeBron, AD, Howard lineup to start the half – 9:21 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Grizzlies 59, Lakers 53
This game shifted early in the second quarter when the non-LeBron/AD bench lineup struggled. Memphis is winning the possession battle, with 7 offensive rebounds and 9 fewer TOs than the Lakers (13-4). The Grizzlies have attempted 14 more shots. – 9:07 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Is staying in Portland the best option for Dame? #RealOnes
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Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Even in the halfcourt, you’re seeing Anthony Davis able to spread Steven Adams out from the paint, opening the lane on that THT drive just now. – 8:21 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Three straight Laker dunks forced a Grizzlies time out, as THT, LeBron and AD took turns throwing it down.
LAL lead 14-8. – 8:17 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Three straight fastbreak dunks for the Lakers, to the delight of this decidedly pro-Lakers crowd. Talen, LeBron and AD all flush after Jaren Jackson hits the bench with two fouls, putting the Lakers up 14-8. – 8:17 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
With LeBron and AD at the 4 and 5, that means Adams is taking AD, and Jaren is guarding LeBron.
Major developmental opportunity for Trip. – 8:13 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
anthony davis starting at the 5 again? pic.twitter.com/zMSwPcrQEM7:38 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Lakers using the same starters against the Grizzlies:
Anthony Davis
LeBron James
Talen Horton-Tucker
Avery Bradley
Russell Westbrook – 7:35 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers are rolling out the same starting lineup they had against Boston: Talen, LeBron, AD, Bradley and Russ. – 7:31 PM

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