Recently, the Los Angeles Lakers have been on the rise. But after the 108:112 defeat against the New York Knicks, Anthony Davis is hard on himself.
Against the New York Knicks, Anthony Davis only got 17 points (8/18 FG), but 16 rebounds. However, that was not enough for the 30-year-old’s claim. When asked about the reason for the loss, Davis said. “I played horribly. I couldn’t hit my shots: free throws, layups, everything. The guys did their job. Today I didn’t do my job.” The fact that Davis only converted one of his five free throws weighed heavily.
“I just missed a lot of shots. I don’t think they did anything special. Many times they doubled me one-on-one. But I don’t think it was something they picked up from Toronto.” , Davis added. In the 122-112 win over the Toronto Raptors two days earlier, Davis had only scored 8 points due to the opponent’s match plan. Overall, the Big Man had only taken 7 throws, but on the defensive side he had proven his team spirit with 4 blocks.
Against the Knicks, the Lakers had their first chance to break even since going 0-0 earlier in the season. Despite a late comeback, the 34th win in 68 games didn’t materialize. The loss dropped the Lakers to 11th in the west, but head coach Darvin Ham’s team still has opportunities. In addition to the Lakers, the Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans also have a 33-35 record.
According to Dennis Schröder, his teammate’s self-criticism is unjustified. “It’s up to everyone,” said Dennis Schroder. “When we lose, we lose as a team. When we win, we win as a team. But AD always tries to be great and he was 90 percent of the time for us too. He can’t blame it on himself. “
D’Angelo Russell, who scored 33 points, said: “It hurt us. We struggled. We tried to do everything we could. We didn’t get enough rebounds, didn’t generate stops and didn’t hit enough shots. It just didn’t go the way we wanted.”
Meanwhile, there was positive news regarding the LeBron James personnel. The veteran no longer wears a walking boot. His tendon injury in his right foot will be re-examined in about a week and a half, according to the team. “It’s also good for him to relax a bit,” Ham said of James. “He doesn’t necessarily need to isolate himself, but he needs to calm down a bit mentally to process everything that’s happened over the year. It’s not just about him getting healthy, it’s also about him mentally and in good mental shape so we can have the best version of him when he comes back.”