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Lakers Injury News: Anthony Davis Could Return on Thursday vs Mavericks

Elisha Twerski
The Los Angeles Lakers could get a boost with Anthony Davis getting closer to return from injury.
The Los Angeles Lakers could get a boost with Anthony Davis getting closer to return from injury. / Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images
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USA Today's Mark Medina reports that Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis is hopeful of returning to the court for Thursday's away game against the Dallas Mavericks. The eight-time All-Star hasn't played since Feb. 14 due to a calf strain and Achilles tendinosis.

If he does play, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel plans to limit him to no more than 15 minutes in the game. Davis's return would be a step in the right direction for a Lakers team without their other superstar in LeBron James. 

James is still expected to be out for at least another two weeks with a high ankle sprain. With both players sidelined, Los Angeles has slid down to third place in the Pacific Division and fifth place in the Western Conference.

However, FanDuel Sportsbook is still mindful of the threat they can pose with a healthy squad as they've given the Lakers the second-best odds at +350 to win the title.


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