Lakers center Anthony Davis He was hit in the head in what appeared to be an unintentional hit Golden State Kevon Looney Midway through the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 121-106 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Wednesday night.
Davis grabbed his nod as he grinned at the bench before going to the locker room after the play with 7:43 remaining. He and Looney were battling for position in the paint on a layup lead by the Lakers Angelo Russell.
Lakers coach Darvin Hamm was then encouraged without providing details about the evaluation — such as a concussion test — that the big man passed once in the locker room.
“Obviously everyone saw he put a shot in the head, but we just recorded him, and he seems to be doing a really good job,” Hamm said. “That is exactly where it is. This is how it is now.”
According to a report from TNT and Bleacher Report, Davis is expected to be available for Game 6 on Friday, barring any kind of setback.
Davis finished Wednesday night’s game with 23 points on 10-for-18 shooting, nine rebounds and three assists, but didn’t block a shot.
The Lakers lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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