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Lakers’ Anthony Davis out for Game 5 against Suns

Lakers forward Anthony Davis shouts as he celebrates a stop against the Phoenix Suns.
Lakers forward Anthony Davis shouts as he celebrates a stop against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA first-round playoff series on May 25 in Phoenix.
(Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)

Anthony Davis will not play for the Lakers in their critical Game 5 meeting with the Suns on Tuesday night because of his strained left groin muscle.

The team will start Markieff Morris in Davis’ place.

Davis left Game 4 at halftime with the injury and was ruled out early in the third quarter. He was also battling a left knee injury that he suffered in Game 3. Davis is averaging 21.8 points and 8.0 rebounds in the first-round series with the Suns.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who missed Game 4 because of a bruised knee, returned to the court and starting lineup for Game 5.

Game 6 will be Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Who tanked to avoid playing whom in the NBA playoffs is last week’s news. The Lakers and Clippers enter Game 5 of their series in pure survival mode.


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