LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel changed his starting lineup for Sunday's Game 6 of the NBA Finals, moving Anthony Davis to center in place of Dwight Howard and adding Alex Caruso to the first five along with LeBron James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green.
Caruso, who just last season was a two-way player splitting time between the Lakers and L.A.'s G League franchise, the South Bay Lakers, is making the first start of his postseason career.
The Caruso, Davis, James, Caldwell-Pope, Green lineup has played just one minute in the Finals so far, outscoring the Miami Heat 2-0.
Davis, who aggravated a right heel contusion in Friday's Game 5 loss, is still affected by the injury but will play through it.
"He's going to have some soreness in there," Vogel said of Davis. "The hope is once he gets moving up and down the floor, the adrenaline kicks in, that it shouldn't be an issue."
L.A. leads the best-of-seven series 3-2.