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Anthony Davis: How did the Lakers superstar perform in return for MCL’s injury against the Nets?

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Anthony Davis: How did the Lakers superstar perform in return for MCL’s injury against the Nets?

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The Lakers game in Brooklyn was important for the franchise.

For the first time in nearly six weeks, big man superstar Anthony Davis has returned to the lineup. An MCL left sprain kept him out of 17 games, a streak in which the team went 7-10.

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Before the match, there was no minute restriction for the 6ft 10in tall man, but the head coach Frank Vogel mentioned was aware of his workload.

How has Anthony Davis fared back from injury?

On possession of the game, the Lakers welcomed their teammate by executing a lob play between LeBron James and Davis.

AD looked great early on, scoring six of the Lakers’ first eight points and recording three of its four highest blocks in the first seven minutes of the game.

However, after that first stint, Davis struggled to break a sweat. He did most of his damage early but couldn’t get into the rhythm for the rest of the game.

In his 25 minutes of action, he shot 3 of 8 from the field while recording two rebounds, two assists and a steal.

He didn’t find much of his reach in this game with only one of his three field goals being skipped while the other two ended in alley-oops.

Despite the spotlight of playing in Brooklyn, there wasn’t much attention on his return as James made sure the Lakers took care of business against a shorthanded Nets team.

James finished with 33 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks in 34 minutes in the 106-96 win.

What is Davis’ availability for the remaining three games of the Lakers’ current trip?

We’ll know more soon, but he’s highly unlikely to play all three games as the team prepares for a back-to-back game in Philadelphia on Thursday and Charlotte on Friday before wrapping up the trip in Atlanta on Sunday.


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