Anthony Davis won’t play on Thursday night due to a quad contusion, . The Lakers are on the second night of a back-to-back, taking on the Pistons in Detroit after losing to the Sixers in Philadelphia.
In two games without Davis on the floor this year, Marc Gasol is seeing a boost in his stats to 9.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 4.0 blocks per game.
Other NBA players are also sitting out on Thursday, here’s the latest from the injury report:
- Devin Booker will not play for the Suns against the Warriors due to a left hamstring, per the Arizona Republic’s Duane Rankin. Guard Cameron Payne (right foot sprain) is also out as are Dario Saric and Damian Jones (COVID-19 protocols).
- Jimmy Butler has been upgraded to questionable for Thursday’s game against the Clippers, per the league’s injury report. That’s the good news for the Heat. The bad news is that Duncan Robinson has been added to the report, listed as questionable with a left quadriceps ailment. Miami has nine players on the injury report, including Chris Silva, Maurice Harkless, and Meyers Leonard, who have all already been ruled out.
- As a reminder, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard both remain out because of the COVID-19 protocol.
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