The Los Angeles Lakers are trying really hard to secure their spot in the playoffs. They didn’t play their best basketball early in the season, but execs wouldn’t write them off. Will Davin Ham and his players play the big game this time? Dennis Schroder has something to say about the comments Anthony Davis made after the most recent loss.
Lakers players had a pretty successful win streak. However, the New York Knicks got the best of game on Sunday night. Players made a few mistakes and New York took advantage. It was a disappointing outcome and Anthony Davis couldn’t even hide his frustration. Moreover, he claimed responsibility for the terrible loss.
The Lakers big man said his game was terrible and did admit that he wasn’t able to find his shot. Davis credited his teammates for their great work, while saying that he didn’t do his job during the game.
Truth is, Davis really struggled in the game. He made mistakes at the free-throw line and managed to finish the game with 17 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists on 8-of-18 shooting from the field, 0-of-1 shooting from behind the free-point line, and 1-of-5 shooting from the free-throw line. He could’ve offered a better result, but let’s just say players make mistakes here and there.
Dennis Schroder disagrees with Anthony Davis
If you ask Schroder, he will say that AD made the wrong statement. The Lakers big man is in no way responsible for the loss. LA lost the game as a team.
“Yeah, I mean, it’s everybody. It’s everybody in this locker room. I mean, I can say the same thing,” Schroder said via the NBA Interviews YouTube channel. “When I came in, I had two quick turnovers. It’s on everybody. And when we lose, we lose as a team. If we win, we win as a team. But AD, he tries to be great at all times, and he’d been, I mean, 90% of the time, great for us. And I mean, that you miss free throws there. I mean, that happens. We’re all humans. And we can’t control if a shot goes in. But everything else, defensively, he did a great job still. Even in the second half on Julius Randle. So, he can’t put it on himself.”