Clippers Sweeps Series Against Lakers Suffering From Anthony Davis’ Disease (back)
The Los Angeles Clippers defeated once again the depleted Los Angeles Lakers by defeating them 118-94 to sweep the regular season’s three-game series with their neighbors in a duel. Anthony Davis It caused panic in gold and purple.
Davis, who was in his eighth game after being out of action for nine weeks due to calf strain and Achilles tendon injury in his right leg, left the match between the first half after suffering back spasms.
We have to be better, even in adverse conditions. It’s clear that losing Anthony Davis so quickly in the match changed the strategy we worked on, and we didn’t adapt well after that, ”said Frank Vogel, the Lakers coach.“ Nobody feels sorry for us, we don’t feel sorry for ourselves. We have to be better at competing in difficult times. “
The Lakers play without their bodyguards by not having them LeBron JamesWho suffered a relapse from an ankle injury, Denise Schroeder According to NBA or Tallinn Horton Tucker For first-class calf breed. Added to this the departure of Davis who only played on the field for nine minutes against the Clippers.
At first, Davis’s injury appeared to be a sprained ankle after he faltered on the scoring table, but the team later indicated it was back spasms.
“From the start of the match I said that the referee table was very close to the stadium,” Davis said. “My ankle is fine, I lost a little, but it looked more massive than it was. When I got out, my back soured very quickly after the first few minutes of the match.”
Davis is hoping to play Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers after claiming he feels better after receiving treatment, but will be re-evaluated, as Vogel doesn’t want to take any risks before the post-season.
Unlike the Lakers, the Clippers brought back their players in time and were nearly complete, except Serge Ibaka.
Those led by Tyronn Lue dominated the duel against their neighbors from the start and seven players finished with double numbers, including the all-core five: Kawhi Leonard (15th), Paul George (24), Marcus Morris (10), Ivica ZiwiPeak (14), Reggie Jackson (10); Rondo area (11 and Cousins of DeMarcus (11).
“I am proud of how strong we are throughout the season. We have stuck together in difficult times. We stressed after the meeting that this was the most important thing for this group.” We’ve had tough defeats like a 50-point defeat against Dallas or a big win over Phoenix.
“Now, the most important thing is to find a rhythm for what’s coming, to be more consistent. I liked the first half and did good things but in the second half we didn’t finish well.”
Lee cited his team’s turnarounds as one of their failures to win. The Clippers suffered 22, of which the Lakers suffered 30 points.
Leonard, who suffered five losses in possession of the ball, said, “Two of the rounds I have had were offensive mistakes, and it talks about physical play.” “Yes, there was one last quarter that I really neglected in. I have to do a better job of not reducing the intensity. In the end, they are the champions, because they are doing something good on the defensive side, we just have to keep working on those details.”
The Clippers hit 53.2 percent of the field while the Lakers hit just 37.9 percent, their lowest total this season.
The Clippers already have their tickets to the playoffs and are third in the Western Conference. For their part, the Lakers are sixth and seek to avoid qualifying through the qualifiers if they drop from that sixth place.
“It’s not perfect, but in the end, if we have to qualify by” play in, “it’s not the end of the world either. On the bright side, we need more games together to get back on the right track, Davis repeated.
The Clippers will meet the New York Knicks on Sunday.