Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis will play in Game 7 against the Spurs despite a left ankle sprain, coach Doc Rivers said on Saturday. Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters Friday that the reserve forward would be a "game-time decision" and that the team would not hold practice Friday or a shootaround Saturday.
Rivers also said Friday that the Clippers could utilize reserves Hedo Turkoglu and Spencer Hawes, or go with a small lineup if Davis is unable to go. The power forward landed uncomfortably early in the fourth quarter of Game 6 Thursday night and went back to the locker room in a wheelchair.
"I don't know how serious it is. I know Big Baby's a worker," Clippers point guard Chris Paul told ESPN. "Guys stepped up when he went down, but we need him. We need him. Baby's an emotional leader for our team. He really leads that second unit, and we have an amazing training staff, I think the best training staff in the league. Those guys will get him ready to go by Saturday."
Davis has appeared in all six postseason games and averaged 3.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game off the bench.
- Jeremy Woo