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Lakers star Anthony Davis is out for game tonight because of sore knee

Lakers forward Anthony Davis pivots toward the basket against Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr.
Lakers forward Anthony Davis pivots toward the basket against Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. during the second half Thursday.
(Nikki Boertman / Associated Press)
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The Lakers will be without star big man Anthony Davis tonight in Oklahoma City because of soreness in his left knee, the team announced.

Davis, who is averaging 24 points and 10.2 rebounds, had missed just one game this season, and that was because of illness.

The Lakers, who lost to the Grizzlies on Thursday night in Memphis, are trying to avoid a third loss this season to the Thunder, who have the second-worst record in the Western Conference.

Following the loss to the Grizzlies, Davis said the team needed to adopt a new attitude in the face of its inconsistent performances.

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“We got to play like we’re the underdogs, which now, at this point of the season, the way we’re playing, a lot of games, we probably are,” Davis said. “We got to be able to have that mindset and we got to come in and be scrappy and be the more physical team and play like we’re the underdogs.”

LeBron James achieves a career milestone for triple-doubles, but it’s not enough to prevent the Lakers from losing to the Memphis Grizzlies 108-95.


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