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Lakers clear Anthony Davis to play

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles during a pre-season game against the Golden State Warriors on October 14, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. 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 Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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.