Lakers news: Anthony Davis will play vs. Bucks
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Lakers’ Anthony Davis will play vs. Bucks

Anthony Davis

Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis will indeed suit up against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, according to Bill Oram of The Athletic:

Davis missed Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, and he carried a questionable designation into Thursday night’s clash before being cleared for action.

Of course, the Lakers will welcome Davis back into the rotation in a matchup between the two best teams in the NBA. But the real winners here are the fans. With Davis healthy, the star power will be out in full force.

Los Angeles suffered a rare loss at the hands of the Pacers on Tuesday, but at 24-4 still hold a 3 1/2 game advantage over the crosstown rival Clippers for the top spot in the Western Conference.

Milwaukee also enters the contest at 24-4, though they have not played since having their 18-game winning streak snapped by the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.

Both teams are looking to get back on the winning track, which should make for thrilling drama on Thursday night in Milwaukee.

As for Davis himself, the All-Star has managed to stay mostly healthy throughout the season. The 26-year-old has played in 26 of 28 games on close to 35 minutes per night, and he has solidified the Laker frontcourt on both ends of the floor.

Davis leads the Lakers in scoring at 27.4 points per game, and he also leads the NBA in blocked shots at 2.6 rejections per game.

Los Angeles will need every bit of Davis’ all-around excellence as they get set to square off against the best team in the Eastern Conference.