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Anthony Davis says ankle is ‘a little sore,’ but told Frank Vogel he wanted to finish game

The Lakers haven’t officially given an update on Anthony Davis, but he said that he’s hopeful he can play on Tuesday.

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Late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, Anthony Davis tweaked his right ankle and had a noticeable limp for the rest of the game. But despite being in clear discomfort, he stayed on the floor and helped the Los Angeles Lakers overcome a cold shooting night and beat the Hawks 101-96 on the road.

After the game, Davis gave a small update on his ankle and the thought process behind his decision to play though the injury (via Spectrum SportsNet):

“I just wanted to finish the game. I tweaked it a little bit, but I wanted to just try and play the rest of the game off of adrenaline and then tend to it after the game ... It’s a little sore, but I have a couple of days to get it right for Indiana.”

Beyond how Davis said he’s feeling, there is no official update on his status currently, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said in his postgame press conference. Vogel said that he was fully supportive of Davis’ decision to finish the game:

“He said he’s good, so we leave him in there. Didn’t go any further than that.”

Davis will have all of Monday and the early part of Tuesday to receive treatment on his ankle. Then, the training staff will determine whether or not he’ll play against the Indiana Pacers Tuesday afternoon. If Davis’ injury is any worse or better than expected, we should know Davis’ status well before then.

Davis finished Sunday night’s game with 27 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Through eight games in December, Davis is averaging 30.4 points per game on 54% shooting from the field to go along with 9.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 blocks per game.

Suffice to say, if the Lakers rule him out for the next few games, the Lakers will miss him.

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