Anthony Davis insists he will likely be prepared for Game 6 of the NBA Finals regardless of aggravating a heel harm within the Lakers’ Game 5 loss to the Heat.
Davis appeared to maintain an harm within the first quarter of the Lakers’ 111-108 defeat in Orlando, which noticed them fail to clinch a seventeenth NBA title in franchise historical past.
They could have one other likelihood to take action on Sunday and the seven-time All-Star expects to be wholesome because the Lakers purpose to shut out the collection on the second try.
“Iggy [Andre Iguodala] sort of stepped on it,” Davis stated in regards to the harm. “Re-aggravated it. But I’ll be high-quality on Sunday. It occurred within the final collection towards Denver. I feel it was Game 5 if I’m not mistaken. Iggy simply re-aggravated it. Went out the top of the primary and it simply sort of simply wore off and acquired again to regular. Just stored shifting round. Just attempting to not sit down. Get that adrenaline going and I used to be capable of hold going and hold enjoying.”
Asked in regards to the strain the Lakers face going into Game 6 towards a motivated Heat staff, Davis downplayed it.
“I imply, there is no strain. We’re motivated too,” Davis stated. “We are motivated to win a championship simply as they’re motivated. You’ve acquired two groups who need to compete. They really feel like they should win each recreation. We really feel like we should win. We’re motivated as properly to complete this factor off and hoist that trophy simply as unhealthy as them. It’s about execution. Like I say, it is performs that we broke down too many instances defensively. If we do not have these performs, it is a completely different recreation.
“We should be higher on the defensive finish and handle what we have got to handle. Duncan Robinson got here up too many instances vast open. Two four-point performs. Offensive rebounds. Stuff that we will management. We’re motivated to win Game 6 and they’re motivated to win Game 6. It’s not going to be simple, however we anticipate to win.”