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Anthony Davis probable for Game 6 despite heel injury; Dragic doubtful

Anthony Davis

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 09: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 9, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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Anthony Davis was clearly bothered by his right heel injury, a contusion, during Game 5 but said afterward he would be “fine” for Game 6.

Davis is officially listed as probable for Game 6.

Anthony Davis has played through a mild version of the injury all Finals, but aggravated it late in the first quarter and left the game for a while, only to return in the second quarter.

The Lakers need Davis to close this series out. He has played at a Finals MVP level this series, averaging 26.2 points a game on 60.5% shooting. On the other end of the court, Davis has guarded Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, and been fantastic with his rim protection.

For Miami, Goran Dragic is still listed as doubtful with a torn plantar fascia. He has been receiving treatment and tried to warm up before Game 5, but he couldn’t plant and move well. While the Heat will leave the door open, it is unlikely the Heat’s starting point guard these playoffs will go.