Anthony Davis takes blame for Lakers loss after three mistakes in final seconds: ‘The last play was my fault’

Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis returned from a one-game absence to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. After what happened in the last seconds of the game, he probably would like to spend another day.

Davis made three critical mistakes that resulted in the Lakers losing the contest 111–110. The first error occurred seven seconds before the end of the game. With the Mavericks trailing four points, Davis fouled Maxi Kleber on a three-point attempt. Kléber converted all three free throws to make the game one point.

On the Lakers’ next possession, Davis was fouled and sent to the free throw line. He only made one of those shots, putting the Lakers up two points with just six seconds left in the game.

Then it happened.

Kléber hit a 3-pointer with less than a second left to give the Mavericks the win. Davis’ free-kick miss came back to haunt him, as Kléber would have sent the game into overtime if Davis had made both free throws. To make matters worse, Davis was unable to get to Kleber in time to deflect the winning shot.

After the competition Davis took charge for the loss, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

“I already came in and told them that the last game was my mistake,” said Davis, who took the blame for losing twice in the Lakers’ last four games. from chronic foot injury.

It’s easy to blame Davis for those three key mistakes, but he’s performed well overall. Davis retired from the game 9 of 14, finishing the night with 26 points and 10 rebounds. His 26 points led the Lakers.

Los Angeles needed Davis to carry a heavy load as LeBron James pulled out with a foot injury. James missed the team’s last 10 games due to the problem. James is expected to be re-examined soon, but there are already rumors that henot close“for return.

The Lakers could use him. The team is ranked 34-37, which is good for 10th place in the Western Conference.

Anthony Davis took over after the Lakers lost in the last second on Friday.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Anthony Davis took over after the Lakers lost in the last second on Friday. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


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