In a Pacific Division matchup at Los Angeles, the Phoenix Suns take on the Los Angeles Lakers with the goal of winning the season series.
Update Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Kevin Durant’ staus for Friday
The red-hot Phoenix Suns won their season-high seventh game in a row on Thursday night, defeating the Denver Nuggets 119-115.
Kevin Durant led the Suns with 29 points and seven rebounds in 40 minutes, helping the team to an 8-0 record.
With the 13-time All-Star in the lineup. It should come as no surprise that Durant will lead the Suns again tonight against the mighty Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers (41-39; 39-39-2 ATS) are coming off a 125-118 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, their 11th consecutive loss to the Clippers.
LeBron James scored 33 points, while Anthony Davis had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
- Anthony Davis – Questionable
Anthony Davis (foot) is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
Davis has had nagging foot pain for a few weeks, but he hasn’t missed a game since mid-March.
After playing both legs of the Lakers’ most recent back-to-back, the center could be allowed to play again Friday in a playoff game. Wenyen Gabriel and Jarryd Vanderbilt could see increased playing time if Davis is forced to miss time.
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Meanwhile, NBA.com’s Mark Medina reports that LeBron James (foot) is questionable for Friday’s game.
Since returning from his foot injury, James has been listed as questionable for every game, but he has yet to miss one, so he believes he is more likely.
- D’Angelo Russell – Questionable
According to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times, D’Angelo Russell is expected to play against the Suns on Friday due to left foot soreness.
Russell has been out with a foot injury since April. He was limited to 15 minutes in Sunday’s win and was forced to sit out the first leg of a back-to-back set on Tuesday. He did, however, return to the game on Wednesday, playing 40 minutes.
Russell is expected to play Friday and should be ready to face Phoenix.
On Thursday, the Lakers clinched the play-in spot and were tied for the No. 7 seed in the West with the New Orleans Pelicans. They were one game behind the Clippers and Warriors, but one game ahead of the No. 9 Minnesota Timberwolves.
- D’Angelo Russell (Foot) – Questionable
- LeBron James (Foot) – Questionable
- Anthony Davis (Foot) – Questionable
- Scotty Pippen Jr. (Ankle) – Questionable
- T.J. Warren (Illness) – Questionable