Lakers clear Anthony Davis to play

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Anthony Davis avoided a serious thumb injury.

But it was unclear how long his sprain would sideline him.


Few care whether Davis plays in this preseason game, but this means he should be ready for the Lakers’ season opener against the Clippers on Tuesday. That’s one of the premier games on the NBA schedule.

Paul George‘s absence removes some luster. Still, with Davis, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard set to play, it remains a highly anticipated matchup.