Issues appeared fairly good for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night time however, identical to earlier than, they slipped up and suffered one other avoidable loss.
Their defeat by the hands of the New York Knicks places them again in eleventh place within the Western Convention and subsequently simply outdoors the play-in event.
After their heartbreaking 112-108 loss, NBA analyst Skip Bayless unloaded on one participant particularly: Anthony Davis.
Bayless took to Twitter on Sunday night time and let his opinion be identified:
“Horrible loss at house for the Lakers. AD did not foul early on the final Knicks possession. AD did not get to the road a lot (solely 5 free throws) and solely made ONE FREE THROW. AD did not take over this recreation as he ought to have – former Laker Josh Hart completed it off with 2 FTs. Ug.”
Horrible house loss for the Lakers. AD did not foul early on the ultimate Knicks possession. AD did not get to the road a lot (solely 5 free throws) and solely made ONE FREE THROW. AD did not take over this recreation like he ought to have – former Laker Josh Hart completed it with 2 FTs. Ugh.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 13, 2023
Though Davis had 17 factors and 16 rebounds within the crew’s loss, Bayless feels he did not do sufficient to hold his crew to victory.
It is true that he solely made certainly one of his free throws.
He wasn’t essentially the most vital participant on his crew both, as D’Angelo Russell had one other robust efficiency, scoring a team-high 33.
Even when Davis wasn’t as dominant as he often is, the Lakers nonetheless might have pulled out a win—current historical past reveals that to be true.
Just some nights earlier than, Davis was good for simply 8 factors however the Lakers have been nonetheless in a position to beat the Toronto Raptors.
So whereas Bayless could have been proper that Davis wasn’t as robust as anticipated, that is no cause for the Lakers’ current failure.
LA will look to bounce again from this painful loss on Tuesday once they face the New Orleans Pelicans, who presently share their very same 33-35 win-loss report.
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