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Lakers star Anthony Davis suffered a finger injury scare during a recent game against the Chicago Bulls, leaving fans concerned about his health.

Los Angeles Lakers clashed with Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon. The highly crucial game marked the much-awaited return of LeBron James. Though he came off the bench, the veteran looked fine with his plays and touches. However, the Bulls outclassed the Lakers with an all-round performance and took home crucial points on the East table.


Looks like it was a night to forget for Lakers fans. The team collectively failed to step up. Further, Anthony Davis, who bossed the previous game, looked slightly off in his plays. The center forward could put together only 15 points with 5 assists and 9 rebounds. Further, the fans’ hearts skipped a beat when Davis reportedly suffered an injury scare during the second half of the game.

Anthony Davis Injures His Finger Against The Bulls

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LA Lakers star forward Anthony Davis has been one of the most critical players in the Lakers lineup. Over the years, he’s played a vital role in the team’s overall success. However, this season was marred by injuries. The forward had to skip a significant amount of game time, which will now likely cost the Lakers a playoff place. Since the league resumed after the All-Star break, Davis has been on a mad spree. He has delivered multiple 35+ points games by absolutely bossing the court from both ends.

However, the elite gameplay was missing on Sunday against the Chicago Bulls. Further, Anthony Davis gave a massive scare to fans when he injured his finger during the game. The injury occurred in the third quarter when Davis attempted to grab a pass from teammate Austin Reaves. Davis appeared to jam his left pointer finger and immediately held it while being in visible pain. However, AD, fortunately, resumed action after the timeout with multiple support tapes. While the gravity of the injury is unknown yet, the Lakers will need Davis to be at full strength if they hope to make a deep playoff run this season.

AD Plays Down Performance Concerns After Crucial Loss Against The Bulls

The Lakers suffered a heartbreaking defeat against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. The team struggled for the most part of the game as they trailed in each quarter. On top of that, LeBron James’ much-anticipated return could not save the purple and gold. However, Anthony Davis, the team’s hero from the last game, downplayed any concerns. He said the team made mistakes and did not take care of the ball possession.

LeBron James & Anthony Davis (Lakers) Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

Further, crediting the Bulls for their better gameplay, Anthony Davis showed faith in the Lakers lineup to bounce back in Wednesday’s game against the same opponent. He said the team is not getting discouraged and just needs to make sure to dominate from both ends of the court. Also, AD talked about LeBron’s rhythm and called him good enough to be on the lineup. He signed off, saying that eventually, the team’s goal is to put up better gameplay irrespective of the starting lineup.