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LeBron James on Anthony Davis’ injury: ‘He’s doing better so that’s what matters the most’

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LeBron James admitted that he didn’t get a close look on Anthony Davis’ sustainment of head injury in the middle of the fourth frame of their eventual Game 5 loss against the Golden State Warriors.

But the fact that their team’s medical staff already revealed that the star big man is doing much better now, James is nothing but relieved about what happened.

“I didn’t see the shot,” James said. “I’m just seeing the aftermath. The medical team seems to say he’s doing better so that’s what matters the most.”

Davis absorbed an accidental elbow in his temple from Kevon Looney after they seemed set to jump for a rebound battle. He went out with 7:34 left in regulation, and was eventually announced as unavailable to make a return.

Various reports have noted that Davis was wheeled to the locker room in a wheelchair as he experienced dizziness from the action. From the early diagnosis, it was revealed that he avoided concussion and is indeed in a much better condition.

Davis’ walkout only served as the key white flag raising for the Lakers to nearly call it quits in Game 5. They were down by 13 right at the injury incident of the superstar center, and weren’t able to make a late blitz to put themselves closer against the Dubs even though they cut the margin to a single digit via Austin Reaves trey with 5:25 left.

The Dubs already established a huge margin as early as first-half which was bannered by Stephen Curry’s buzzer-beating three to tally a 70-59 Warriors lead heading to the break.

For James, all of their energy has to shift now in Game 6 to finally cap off their series against the defending champs, who are now in high spirits as they fought for a few more days of basketball survival.

“We have another opportunity. They played exceptionally well here tonight. We have some good moments, but not as close to 48 minutes as we needed to be,” said James.

“But we got another opportunity on Friday over the course of the matchup again.”

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