Anthony Davis said that the Los Angeles Lakers' title chances increased due to the time off.
"Actually, I think our chances are higher just because we're all rested and we're all ready to go. If anything, our chances got higher and it's going to be about just who wants it more," said Davis.
Davis added that the rest was important in healing nagging injuries.
Davis, who missed eight regular season games due to shoulder, elbow, and tailbone injuries, said he was fully recovered.
"It's been good for me to kind of let some of them lingering injuries I had towards the time when the NBA stopped to kind of recover and heal and get back into the best version of myself. I feel 100 percent healthy. Well, I don't feel, I am [100 percent healthy]. I feel like I'm ready. Ready to go."