Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis ruled out vs. Pistons

Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) drives for a shot against Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) and guard Matisse Thybulle (22) during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis will miss Thursday’s game at the Detroit Pistons due to a bruised right quadriceps.

Davis was noticeably bothered by his right leg during Wednesday’s 107-106 road loss against the Philadelphia 76ers.

It will mark the third game Davis has missed this season.

Davis downplayed the injury after the setback against the 76ers.

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“I had a little brush burn on my knee from the court and it was like bothering me on my tights, just rubbing against it, so I just tried to pull them tights up off of it,” he said. “But I feel physically fine. I feel fine and we have a long season to go.”

Davis recorded 23 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots in the loss.

Davis, 27, is averaging 21.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots in 17 games this season.

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Davis’ scoring average is the third lowest of his nine-year career. His rebounding and blocks’ averages are both the second lowest.

Davis has career averages of 23.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks.

Also, LeBron James (ankle) is listed as questionable. James had 34 points against Philadelphia and is averaging 40 over the past two contests.

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The loss in Philadelphia was Los Angeles’ first in 11 road games.

–Field Level Media