The exciting game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns ended with the defeat of the Lakers, which put an end to their three-game winning streak.
The winning streak of the Lakers came to an end with a 115-105 loss. Even though the star player of the team, Anthony Davis made a tremendous effort and put on a brilliant performance, it was not enough to save the team from losing to the Phoenix Suns.
Davis put forward a stunning performance that was unbelievable, marking 32 points, 21 rebounds, five steals, and five blocks. It was only in 1973 that blocks and steal became an official stat. Since their inclusion in the stats, Anthony Davis is the only payer in history to put up such an impressive line in a single game.
The lakers started the first quarter with the same starting five who played a crucial role in the last three winning games for the team.
The Suns had the advantage of being at their home ground and also with such an impressive track record of the team, most of the fans had speculations that the game would be an easy win for the Suns.
But as opposed to the expectations, the Lakers were able to hold on with the Suns in the first quarter, with players like Anthony Davis, Russel Westbrook, and Lonnie Walker making some serious contributions to the good performance of the team.
As the second quarter progressed, players like Gabriel, Westbrook, Walker, and others tried their best to maintain the position and good performance that they were able to deliver in the first quarter. While the other players held their own, Anthony Davis took a break for a well-earned rest.
Davis made his return at the 5:08 mark and he continued to be at his best, putting forward some impressive moves that retained hope for the team. Anthony Davis met with a minor accident as he collided with Devin Booker, which left the audience and fans anxious about his left arm/wrist but Anthony returned without many issues after a timeout.
As it’s typical for the team, the Lakers faced a rough start in the third quarter. The Suns gained a lead in the third quarter, thanks to their player Booker, who was not easy for any of the players of the Lakers to cover. While the arm seemed to disturb Davis, he did his best to take back the lead and to shoot a chance at taking the quarter. But most of his efforts ended in vain as the Suns took the quarter and the fourth up 86-79.
In the final quarter, the Lakers did their best to close the gap but their efforts were not enough to do it. Along with the aggressive game from the players, the quarter also witnessed one temper flare between the player of the teams. The events led to the ejection of the player Patrick Beverly when he body-checked Deandre Ayton. The event followed with more chaos as many other players also engaged in pushing and shoving down each other.
The situation was not the first time- and probably not the last- for the Phoenix Suns during the games of this season. Despite the phenomenal efforts of Anthony Davis, his efforts alone were not enough to save the team from the inevitable defeat and the Suns emerged victorious from the game.
The match again proved the ability of Anthony Davis, as a basketball player and it is understandable by anyone who watches the game that it is hard to even imagine asking him more.
Even though the team was not able to rise to the expectations of their fans, there is no doubt in saying that Anthony Davis did his best for the team and he has been a franchise player, around whom the team can be built up to perform better.
The next scheduled match for the Lakers is against the Spurs which starts on Friday. The fans are waiting for the confirmation of LeBron James making his return and that Davis’s injury is nothing serious.