AD out for Lakers-Warriors clash; LeBron's status uncertain


AD out for Lakers-Warriors clash; LeBron's status uncertain originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

Anthony Davis has been ruled out for the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Warriors on Tuesday night at Arena, coach Darvin Ham told reporters 90 minutes before the game began.

The center suffered a left eye injury in the Lakers' loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday and was listed as questionable earlier in the day.

While Davis won't play, Ham says LeBron James' status will be a game-time decision. James is battling flu-like symptoms and missed the Lakers' loss to the Timberwolves.

ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported just after 5 p.m. PT that James was not at Arena and missed the Lakers' passage.

The Lakers enter Tuesday's game one and a half games ahead of the Warriors for the No. 9 seed in the Western Conference.

While the Lakers will be shorthanded, the Warriors should be near full strength, with Dario Saric expected to be the only player out for Tuesday's crucial game. Andrew Wiggins and Gary Payton II were listed as probable on the PT injury report as of 5:30 p.m., and Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he expects to play.

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