"He's walking around, doing some stuff — nothing to break a sweat — but he's walking around normally, so we'll see how he feels" on Friday, Williams said. "If he feels up to it, we're going to play him his normal minutes."
Davis was injured late in the third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets but returned to the game in the middle of the fourth quarter before eventually being removed for good. He underwent an MRI Thursday, which revealed a "grade 1" adductor strain, an injury caused by a muscle being overstretched.
Williams indicated that he'll want to see Davis' normal "burst" during pregame warmups Friday before putting him into the starting lineup.
"There's no need of putting him on the floor if he drags his leg," Williams said. "I don't think that helps him at all and certainly prolongs the healing process."
The Pelicans are set to play six of their next seven games at home. Davis has been listed as questionable for Friday's action.Analysis:
Anthony has been dealing with a knee issue for most of the season. He was unable to play in last Saturday's game, but scored 31 points during Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
The Knicks are 7-point underdogs.Analysis:
Stoudemire also missed Wednesday's game due to an ankle injury. Coach Derek Fisher told reporters he likely wouldn't have Stoudemire until the weekend, so it was assumed he would also miss Thursday's game. Stoudemire is averaging 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.Analysis:
Miles has missed the last two games while dealing with a groin strain. Vogel added the plan is to play Miles in short bursts.
The Pacers are 7-point favorites.Analysis:
Batum is dealing with a wrist injury, though he was able to play through the issue on Wednesday. While things started out well, Batum's wrist got worse as the game went on. "It's really sore," Batum said after the game. "The first half was OK. But it was sore in second half. I just tried to play through it." When asked whether he would be available for Friday's game, Batum told reporters he didn't know yet.
Batum is averaging 9.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.Analysis:
Hayward has played in all 46 games this season. He averages 19.0 points and 4.7 rebounds.Analysis:
Butler missed Tuesday's game while dealing with an illness. Meanwhile, forward Mike Dunleavy will be a game-time decision. Dunleavy hasn't played since Jan. 1 because of a foot injury.
The Bulls are 9-point favorites.Analysis:
Durant has missed the last two games because of a sprained big toe. His status for Saturday's game at Memphis has not been determined.Analysis:
Wade strained his hamstring during Tuesday's game and coach Erik Spoelstra said Wade did not receive an MRI on the hamstring and will receive treatment, reports Bleacher Report. He did not offer a timetable on Wade's return. James Ennis will see an increased role while Wade is out.
Meanwhile, the Heat expect center Chris Andersen to return in Friday’s contest. Andersen missed Tuesday's game while dealing with elbow and back issues.Analysis:
Amundson was on his second 10-day contract with the team. In 18 games, he is averaging 2.2 points and 3.3 rebounds.Analysis: