The Lakers have had an up-and-down season ever since Anthony Davis and LeBron James went down to injury, but they dug deep and secured an important win to keep them in the Western Conference’s top six teams.
Davis had himself a good game, scoring 25 points and grabbing seven boards, but his biggest play of the game came in the closing seconds.
With a slim 93-89 lead, Davis was able to chase down Facundo Campazzo to block a big three pointer that would have cut the deficit to one.
The victory was sweeter because LeBron James missed the game after leaving their previous contest against the Toronto Raptors with right ankle soreness.
They now sit in fifth place with a 37-28 record, ahead of the Mavericks (36-28) and Blazers (36-29).
Today’s win was a much-needed jumpstart, because the Lakers will now face the Clippers, Blazers, Suns, and Knicks in their next four games.
They’ll be doing so without the services of Dennis Schroeder, who’s out due to health and safety protocols.
LeBron’s return is in the air at the moment, too, as they’re now stuck between bringing him back to help finish their last seven games strong or resting him for the playoffs.
Their next three games come at a brutal pace, too. They’ll get a few days’ rest but will then play three games in four nights. Their last four games will also be a pair of back-to-backs.