Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Live stream Online. Lakers’ Anthony Davis listed as questionable for Game 5 vs. Nuggets, but Frank Vogel says he’s ‘good to go’Anthony Davis displayed remarkable durability at the end of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. With around six minutes left, the Lakers’ big man sprained his left ankle and appeared to be in serious pain, but he fought through it and finished the game to help his team take a 3-1 lead in the series.
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Date: Saturday, September 26,2020 | Time: 9:00 pm ET
Location: AdventHealth Arena Orlando, FL
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West Finals – Game 5, LAL leads series 3-1 | Over/Under: 210.5 (William Hill Sportsbook)
hey’re going to give us their best shot,” Lakers center Dwight Howard said during his media session. “They’re not going to let up. They’re a really good team, very well coached. We understand that. We’re one step closer to our dream, so we’re not going to take our foot off the gas. I think we’re going to bring more intensity than we brought before. We have a well-experienced group of guys on our team, even coaches. We understand how important this series is and this game is, and that we should treat it like a Game 7 with our intensity and our effort, and just play as hard as we can.”
The Lakers also have two injured stars. Anthony Davis suffered an ankle injury in Game 4 and LeBron James has a thigh injury
“Both are experiencing some soreness,” Vogel said, “but are good to go Denver Los Angeles Basketball Live.”
After Game 2 of the 2009 NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers had just won their second game in a row over Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic, giving them a 2-0 lead and putting them well on their way to capturing Bryant’s fourth NBA championship.
The thing was, Bryant didn’t look very happy. Noting this, a reporter in the postgame press conference asked him why he wasn’t smiling. Hadn’t he just protected homecourt and given his team a fairly significant lead in the NBA Finals?
Bryant responded with a now iconic line Denver LA Lakers Basketball Live.
“What’s there to be happy about?” Bryant said. “Job’s not finished. Job finished? I don’t think so.”
Nuggets Lakers Basketball Live streaming Our own Christian Rivas recently reminisced about that moment, and it was hard not to think about it again while listening to Howard — Bryant’s opponent in that series and a teammate he endlessly clashed with during their time together, now with the Lakers again in the Western Conference Finals — speak after the Lakers’ practice on Friday.
Like Bryant was that night Nuggets Lakers Basketball Game 5 Live streaming, Howard wasn’t smiling, and didn’t throughout the whole interview. He didn’t look like he much wanted to be there, and his head seemed to be somewhere else, thinking about something more important. It wasn’t hard to guess why after one particular question.
“Obviously you guys know about Denver’s history with the 3-1 leads and how dangerous they’ve been in that position,” a reporter asked Howard during the session. “What’s sort of your mentality and what do you think the team mentality is approaching this Game 5?”
Nuggets LA Lakers Basketball Live “Simple,” Howard said. “The job is not finished.”
He’s not wrong. While it’s possible that too much has been made of Denver’s almost-mystical ability to overcome 3-1 deficits, what’s definitely real is that they aren’t a team that gives up. They don’t lay over. They don’t stop fighting. The Lakers are going to have to do something no other team this postseason has done on Saturday and finish them off.
That doesn’t guarantee his health moving forward, though. Despite finishing Game 4, the Lakers officially list Davis as questionable for Game 5 with that sprained left ankle. Just how questionable he is, though, is in itself questionable. LeBron James is listed as probable with a groin injury, but Lakers coach Frank Vogel said that both should be able to play in Game 5. “They’ll continue to get their treatment. Both are experiencing some soreness but they’re good to go,” he told reporters Friday. This echoes Davis’ sentiments on Thursday.
“My ankle feels fine,” Davis told reporters after Game 4. “I’ve got tonight, tomorrow, before the game to get it back to where it is, but it’s good enough to play. I rolled it pretty bad, but not too bad. I’ll be fine.”
Davis is averaging 28.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists during this stellar postseason run, and now has the Lakers only five wins away from a championship. If his ankle is a problem, though, the Lakers will have to balance his health with their title hopes. Playing Davis and giving him his usual workload in Game 5 might be risky, but it is also their best chance of ending the Western Conference finals early and getting Davis the rest he needs ahead of the NBA Finals against either the Miami Heat or Boston Celtics.
The Lakers were built to be top-heavy. Their advantage comes in having the two best players in almost any matchup they find themselves in. If Davis can’t be Davis, the Lakers will be in serious jeopardy against both the Nuggets and a potential Eastern Conference opponent in the Finals. For now, it seems like Davis is going to be healthy enough to go.