Lakers’ Anthony Davis available, Caldwell-Pope out for Game 4 vs. Suns

May 30, 2021, 10:55 AM | Updated: 11:29 am

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) reacts after scoring next to teammates Kentavious Cald...

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) reacts after scoring next to teammates Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, Wesley Matthews (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Forward/center Anthony Davis (left knee sprain) will be available for the Lakers in the pivotal Game 4 against the Phoenix Suns, head coach Frank Vogel said pregame on Sunday.

Meanwhile, wing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left knee bruise) was downgraded from questionable to out, the team said.

Davis played through Game 3 with a hyper-extension in his knee that he suffered defending a Devin Booker layup during the first half. The Lakers’ star big finished the game with 34 points on 11-for-22 shooting and 11 rebounds in 40 minutes of play.

He said after the game that he didn’t feel any problems with it while playing.

“We got two days in between so I can get it looked at and checked out,” Davis said. “But landed awkwardly, tried not to fall on Book and I guess it hyperextended a little bit, but just keeping it warm, keeping it loose just wanted to keep going.”

Though he’s listed was questionable, Davis expected to play. He told reporters on Saturday that there’s “no chance” he doesn’t play Sunday.

Caldwell-Pope suffered his injury during the third quarter of the game on Thursday.

An MRI revealed no structural damage, the Lakers announced Friday.

Caldwell-Pope averaged 9.7 points in the regular season but has scored only 12 total points in 92 minutes of play over three playoff games.

Wesley Matthews, who made two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter of Game 3, would likely fill Caldwell-Pope’s role.

The Lakers won Games 2 and 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Game 4 will tip off at Staples Center at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Listen live on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

Phoenix Suns

Former Suns head coach Monty Williams...

Arizona Sports

Report: Pistons agree to deal with former Suns HC Monty Williams

Former Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams has agreed to a six-year deal worth $72 million to coach the Detroit Pistons.

23 hours ago

Fans of the Phoenix Suns poses for photos outside of Footprint Center before Game Three of the NBA ...

Arizona Sports

Phoenix City Council vote passes to support Suns’ All-Star bids

The Phoenix City Council had a 9-0 vote on Wednesday in favor of supporting the bids from the Suns and Mercury to host All-Star games.

23 hours ago

Bob Myers, Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors GM...

Associated Press

Dynasty architect Bob Myers departs Golden State Warriors

Bob Myers is departing as president and GM of the Golden State Warriors after building a team that captured four titles in eight years.

2 days ago

Doc Rivers, Suns head coaching candidates...

Arizona Sports

Phoenix Suns’ list of head-coaching candidates down to 3

The Phoenix Suns have narrowed their head-coaching search to Doc Rivers, Frank Vogel and Kevin Young, reports Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro.

2 days ago

Boston Celtics guard Derrick White walks to the bench after being take out of the game in the closi...

Associated Press

Heat finish off Celtics for Game 7 victory and a spot in NBA Finals

The Miami Heat beat the Celtics 103-84, turning back Boston’s attempt at an unprecedented comeback from a 3-0 deficit.

2 days ago

Former Raptors head coach Nick Nurse, Bucks and Suns coaching candidate...

Arizona Sports

Suns coaching options continue to dwindle as Nurse reportedly joins 76ers

Former Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is joining the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, further narrowing the candidates available for the top job in Phoenix.

3 days ago

Lakers’ Anthony Davis available, Caldwell-Pope out for Game 4 vs. Suns