Lakers superstar credits defensive gameplan to Sunday’s win
Your Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a gusty win last night against the Dallas Maverick on the road. LA overcame a 27-point comeback to earn their 29th win of the season and inch closer to that dreaded play-in tournament.
After the game, Lakers superstar Anthony Davis spoke to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell and said the key was to make the Mavericks make tough shots and hope for the best.
“We wanted to continue to stay in our defensive gameplan and hope they miss. We were able to get some rebounds and play in transition. We’re a good transition team, getting out and running… We were able to get a good win for our team.”
Davis was a monster all night, leading all scorers with 30 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks for the purple and gold.
Even though Davis was phenomenal on both sides of the ball, the comeback wouldn’t have been possible without newly acquired Laker Jarred Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt played his best game as a Laker and initiated the rally with his defensive tenacity.
The three ball wasn’t falling all night for Los Angeles, shooting only 6-34, resulting in 17%, but they outrebounded the Mavs 56-48 and made 11 more free throws than them.
The colossal question coming off last night’s win is the health of LeBron James, who twisted his ankle in the third quarter. The remaining 21 games are massive for the Lakers, and they cannot afford any misses by key pieces, let alone their best player.
That was one thing that left Laker fans with a bad taste in their mouth, but the good thing is if the Lakers are healthy, they are no joke.