Anthony Davis takes all blame for Lakers' loss to Knicks
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Anthony Davis took the blame for the Los Angeles Lakers' defeat against the New York Knicks. On Sunday, the Lakers suffered a 112-109 defeat on their home floor. Davis, who is expected to lead the Lakers in the absence of LeBron James, shot 8-of-18 from the field and he finished with just 17 points.
Davis also didn't do well from the free-throw as he knocked down just one of his five free-throw attempts. "My play. I played terrible. Couldn't find my shot: free throws, layups, everything. The guys did their job. I didn't do my job tonight," Davis said after the loss, per ESPN.
The Lakers had five other players in double-digits but it wasn't enough for them to beat the Knicks. Reflecting on his bad shooting night, Davis said the Knicks didn't do anything special on the defense. "I just missed a lot of shots.
I don't think they did anything special. A lot of times one-on-one, they doubled a couple times. But I don't think it was anything that carried over from Toronto," Davis added.
Dennis Schroder comes to Davis' defense
Lakers guard Schroder didn't want to blame Davis for the loss as he underlined that basketball is a team game.
Off the bench, Schroder had 14 points. "It's on everybody. When we lose, we lose as a team. When we win, we win as a team. But AD, he tries to be great at all times, and he has been, 90 percent of the time, great for us. So, he can't put it on himself," Shroder said.
Following the Raptors loss, the Lakers have fallen to a 33-45 record on the season. With that record, the Lakers are the 11th team in the Western Conference standings and one place outside the last play-in tournament spot. On Wednesday, the Lakers are playing the New Orleans Pelicans on the road.