Anthony Davis exited the Los Angeles Lakers' loss on Thursday at the Los Angeles Clippers with back spasms, but he's expected to play in a key game at the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday.

The Lakers are currently seeded No. 6 ahead of Portland and the winner of Friday's game will hold the tiebreaker. 

Davis played nine minutes in the first quarter. Davis has played in eight games since missing nine weeks due to a calf strain and Achilles tendinosis in his right leg. 

Davis said he expects to play against the Blazers in what he dubbed "probably the biggest game" out of the six dates remaining on the Lakers' regular-season schedule.