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Lakers’ Anthony Davis out Tuesday vs. Pacers with sprained ankle

Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 15: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a game against the Atlanta Hawks on December 15, 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The big question: Will he be healthy enough to go Thursday night in the much-anticipated showdown with Milwaukee?

Nobody knows the answer to that, but we do know the Lakers’ Anthony Davis is out Tuesday night in Indiana against the Pacers due to a “mild” ankle sprain.

Davis tweaked his ankle late in the fourth quarter against Atlanta Sunday. He played through it to end that game, but this early in the season there was no reason to risk anything worse and becoming chronic. He had been listed as questionable for days.

Davis will be missed, he leads the Lakers in points per game at 27.4, rebounds per game at 9.3, and is blocking 2.6 shots per game. Veteran Jared Dudley got the start for the Lakers in Davis’ place.

The interesting question is will Davis be ready to go on Thursday?