Anthony Davis Sends Message About Dennis Schroder After Lakers Beat Thunder
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham has high expectations from his team. Lakers players have an intriguing season, but they have a chance to make the playoffs. Anthony Davis, Austin Reaves, Dennis Schroder and the rest of the guys have been putting up some serious numbers lately, leading the Lakers to great wins.
The Lakers struggled to beat their opponents early in the season. LeBron James suffered serious injury. Things got really messy, but players regained control and won a lot of games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder lost the game Friday night. Schroder was brilliant and Davis praised his great performance.
Schroder stepped in as a replacement for D’Angelo Russell. It was a great opportunity for the veteran, and he got the best of it. In the brilliant win over the Thunder, Schroder delivered 21 points, three rebounds, six assists, two steals, and one block on 8-of-14 shooting from the field and 2-of-4 shooting from behind the three-point line.
“He plays with such a good passion,” Davis said via the NBA Interviews YouTube channel. “He’s energetic. That’s how he plays. Scrappy. He saved a fastbreak. Comes back down. Drew a foul, like you said. So, kind of another spark. Got the crowd into it. But that’s Dennis. That’s how he plays.”
Davis was brilliant, too. He delivered 37 points, 15 rebounds, one assist, and one steal on 15-of-21 shooting from the floor.
Davis, Schroder, other Lakers players give their best to win
The rest of the guys were pretty efficient. Lonnie Walker IV is one of them. According to Davis, Walker is a true professional, getting ready for the next challenge. He is ready to win at any given moment.
“A true professional,” Davis said of Walker via the NBA Interviews YouTube channel. ‘All our guys, if they play or not, play a lot of minutes, start then go to the bench, start, they don’t play, [they have] good energy and good vibes no matter what. Cheering for their teammates. Lonnie goes in after games. If he don’t play, he goes to the gym, gets shots. Constantly staying ready. And I always say, ‘If y stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.’ So, he’s been locked in on his game when his number is called, and it was called tonight. And he stepped up and played well.”
Davis and his teammates will face Patrick Beverley and the Chicago Bulls in the next stretch of games. Pat Bev is super bitter after his trade from LA and this bitterness may break his competitiveness. Davis is here to teach Bev a lesson. A well-earned one.