Anthony Davis blames Lakers collapse for Mavs loss: ‘Last play was my fault’
Lakers star Anthony Davis He sat in his locker after his team lost 111-110 to the Mavericks on Friday and took the blame for the loss.
Mavericks forward Maxi Clipper Making a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining. Prior to Clipper’s shot, Davis was at the free throw line with just under seven seconds remaining.
Davis made one of the two foul shot attempts, extending the Lakers’ lead to two attempts instead of three.
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With 7.2 seconds left, Davis was called for a foul on Clipper on a 3-point attempt. Clipper went to the foul line and made his three free throws to cut the Lakers’ lead to one.
“I actually walked in and told them the last play was my fault,” Davis said after Friday’s game. The eight-time All-Star has blamed several Lakers games this season.
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The Lakers fell to 34-37 on the season. A win would have boosted the team’s playoff chances because two teams are ahead of them – the Warriors And the Timberwolves – both lost.
“It’s tough in every way,” said Davis, who scored 26 points.
Mavs star Luka Doncic He sat out of the game with an injury. The win moved the Mavs into sixth place in the conference.
Wayne Gabriel, who scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds off the bench, said he still believes in Davis.
“I mean, AD is our leader,” said Gabriel. “He’s our best player right now, and it just shows that you take responsibility as the best player.
“That’s something important for continuity as a team and having faith in each other, and we obviously trust Al. Pointing fingers in terms of chemistry going forward.”
The Lakers play Orlando Magic Sunday at the Crypto.com Arena.
The Lakers had a slow start to the season and are struggling to get into the postseason. The team will need Davis to play at a high level, especially LeBron James He continues to deal with a foot injury.
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Los Angeles played well after the All-Star break, winning six out of eight games. However, the team has lost three of its last four games.
“We’re definitely missing out on chances. It’s frustrating,” Davis said.