The Golden State Warriors arrived at Staples Center and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers. It was an unexpected loss for Anthony Davis and his teammates, and the Lakers big man says it affects the upcoming game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Let’s not forget that the Golden State looks really bad this season. Going home with a W probably motivated the Warriors to try even harder in the upcoming games. The Lakers are starting off their road trip with the game against reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounpo. Thursday is a big day for the Lakers, and AD has something to say about it.
According to Davis, Lakers players feel a big pressure to defeat the Bucks. Giannis led his team to the NBA’s best record in the past two seasons.
“We know we’re a good team,” the Lakers big man said on Monday. “We know that teams are going to come out and play their best against us. But the way we lost, we don’t like. Obviously we have to look back at the film and see where we can be better, but we’ve always bounced back. We don’t like losing two in a row, so our next game, we’re going put a lot of pressure on ourselves to win that game.
“Nobody in that locker room likes to lose. It’s a tough one. It’s one that we for sure should have won, so this one hurts a little more, but we’ll watch the film when we get back together and try to figure out how to get better and get ready for Milwaukee.”
Anthony Davis, LeBron James to help the Lakers avoid another loss
On Monday, AD and his teammates had a 64-48 lead at halftime, but blew it in the second half of the game. Los Angeles ended up losing by two.
The Lakers should have played better defense. They also needed fast-break points. AD finished the night with 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting.
King James shot just 6-of-16 from the field. Los Angeles is moving on with an 11-4 record. Beating the Bucks is quite a challenge. This game is the start of the seven-game road trip for the Purple and Gold. LeBron and AD will also meet the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers.