Los Angeles Lakers forward, Anthony Davis, Was ruled out of the rest of Game 6 on Thursday night against the Phoenix Suns after worsening his left hip strain in the first quarter.
Davis was injured in Game 4 of the first round and was out of Game 5. It was a game-time decision Thursday night, but he was in the starting lineup after being removed by paramedics.
Davis appeared in agony after competing with a play Devin Booker In the first quarter, he was out of the game for the next game, sitting on the floor next to the lockers bench, head down. After playing only five minutes, he returned to the locker room. He then returned to the bank.
Lockers Guard, Alex Caruso, Left game 6 on Thursday night with a left ankle strain and then withdrew from the game.
The Lakers, who are seventh in the West, follow the Suns second, 3-2 in the series, with Thursday’s defeat making Los Angeles the sixth defensive champions in league history. Playoff round year.
Davis averaged 34 points and 10.5 rebounds in two consecutive LA wins. He had an elastic and point assist and a -7 over / under before he left on Thursday night.
As LA needed a win to extend its season, Davis and coach Frank Vogel were asked before the game whether to allow Kentavius Caldwell-Pope (Who is dealing with knee pain) He has been on his injuries longer than usual.
“I mean, this is something you feel,” Vogel said. “We’ll communicate with the medical staff throughout the process, and apparently the coaching staff, and evaluate how well they move if they are … so evaluate it for the first half, every minute, every play, all night.”
ESPN’s Dave McMahon contributed to this report.