He played anyway, but needed some treatment at halftime.
Frank Vogel said Anthony Davis received an IV at halftime so he could play through his illness.
— Bill Oram (@billoram) December 4, 2019
Davis has been playing through discomfort for much of the season. He’s had a sore shoulder for the past few weeks that caused him to miss a game against the Golden State Warriors in November. He also tweaked his elbow in a win against the New Orleans Pelicans last week.
But he didn’t seem to be affected much during the game, as he scored 25 points on 9-18 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Lakers’ 105-96 win.
He also helped the team get some key defensive stops down the stretch, as the Lakers held Denver to just 20 points in the fourth quarter.
LeBron James also contributed 25 points to go along with nine assists.
At 18-3, the Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference, and they’re tied with the Milwaukee Bucks for the top record in the NBA.