NBA: Anthony Davis questionable for Game 5; Lakers cite ankle issue

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Posted at Sep 26 2020 11:15 AM | Updated as of Sep 26 2020 05:58 PM

NBA: Anthony Davis questionable for Game 5; Lakers cite ankle issue 1
Anthony Davis grabs his ankle after a fall during the second half of Game 4 on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Mark J. Terrill, AP

The Los Angeles Lakers officially listed star forward Anthony Davis as questionable for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday after he rolled his left ankle Thursday.

Davis hit the deck with 6:44 remaining in the game after a shot attempt over the Nuggets' Paul Millsap. He writhed in pain on the court but ultimately stayed in the game.

Despite the injury, Davis is expected to start Saturday as the Lakers hold a 3-1 series lead and are one game away from advancing to the team's first NBA Finals since 2010.

"I'm good enough to play," Davis said. "I rolled it pretty bad but not too bad. I'll be fine."

Davis scored 34 points in 41 minutes of Game 4 as the Lakers pulled out a 114-108 victory. He has averaged 32.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in the series, and 28.9 points with 9.6 rebounds in 14 playoff games.

Lakers guard Dion Waiters also was listed as questionable with a sore left groin. LeBron James was listed as probable with a sore right groin, while Alex Caruso (wrist) and Danny Green (finger) also were probable.