The Los Angeles Lakers simply can’t get proper. That’s primarily because of the defending champion coping with a plethora of accidents to stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
With James sidelined no less than till subsequent week attributable to an ankle sprain, Davis was the main target Thursday night time towards the Los Angeles Clippers. Sadly, AD departed the sport 9 minutes in attributable to an ankle damage of his personal.
It’s not but recognized how extreme mentioned damage is. However it’s not an awesome signal. Davis was 2-of-9 capturing earlier than happening with mentioned damage. In the meantime, the Los Angeles Lakers discovered themselves down 23 at halftime — their largest deficit by two quarters in a recreation over the previous two seasons.
Proper now, the Lakers discover themselves battling to keep away from a spot within the play-in match with a handful of regular-season video games remaining.
They’re presently the sixth seed within the Western Convention, only a half recreation forward of the Portland Path Blazers for the seventh spot. Keep in mind, seeds seven-through-10 are pressured into the play-in match.
As for Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers star huge man missed 30 video games attributable to an Achilles’ damage earlier this season. He simply can’t keep wholesome.