Anthony Davis makes bold claim after Lakers’ embarrassing loss to Thunder
The Los Angeles Lakers looked like they were on their way to their third straight win until the Oklahoma City Thunder poured gas all over Anthony Davis and company and lit their celebration plans on fire.
From out of nowhere, the Thunder staged a stirring comeback from 26 points down to steal the win, 123-115, on Tuesday night, and add to the early woes of the always-interesting Lakers.
After the embarrassing defeat, Davis couldn’t help but be bold with his remarks (via ESPN).
“It’s a game that we’re definitely supposed to win. We’re not supposed to lose at all. But we’ll learn from it and move forward.”
Saying the Lakers should not even lose at all sounds like misplaced hubris on AD’s part. But hey, if they’re really that confident about their abilities, then so be it. After all, the Lakers are tagged as one of the heavy favorites to win the NBA title this season.
To be fair, Davis carried the load for the Purple & Gold against the Thunder, finishing with 30 points and eight rebounds. He wasn’t even expected to suit up after injuring his knee against the San Antonio Spurs the day before.
Russell Westbrook had a triple-double of 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists but also had 10 turnovers. The Lakers missed LeBron James for the second straight outing due to a sore ankle.
The Lakers can avoid losing once again on Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.