The reason for the sluggish performance, says Davis, “it was just that the shot was short”

Davis recorded a field goal success rate of 26.7%. This led to the loss of the team.

The Los Angeles Lakers lost 103-108 against the Denver Nuggets in the second leg of the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals held at the Denver Ball Arena on the 19th (hereinafter Korean time). The Lakers faced a crisis by giving up the game that day.

Rui Hachimura 메이저사이트(203cm, F), who came off the bench, scored 21 points with an 80% (8/10) field goal success rate. Austin Reeves (196cm, G) also played a big role, recording 22 points and 5 assists. There was also LeBron James (203cm, F) who did not make a 3-point shot, but recorded 22 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds. However, the Lakers were disappointed with the sluggish performance of Anthony Davis (208cm, FC).

On defense, Davis did his part. He had 14 rebounds and 4 blocked shots, working hard to protect the bottom of the basket.

His attack was disappointing. He scored 18 points, but the field goal success rate was only 26.7%. In particular, he missed shots at important moments in the second half of the 3rd and 4th quarters, helping to set the mood for the opponent. He managed to score a 3-point shot and a layup that saved the fire of pursuit at the end of the 4th quarter, but missed all other shots. Davis’ on-court margin was -10, the second lowest on the team.

After the game, Davis explained the reason for the sluggish performance. Davis said in an interview with ‘Clutch Point’, “The opponent changed the defense against me. But it didn’t affect me. Because I know how to break it. It’s just that the shots I tried were short. That is the reason for my sluggishness.”

Meanwhile, Davis is playing a big role in the Lakers’ propaganda by showing monstrous defensive power in this playoff. The problem is the ups and downs in the attack. He posted 40 points in Game 1 of the Conference Finals, but only scored 18 points in Game 2. He showed ups and downs in offense not only in the conference finals, but also in the first and second rounds. 

The Lakers lost the game that day, making the series 0-2. Go home and try to rebound. However, in order to beat Denver, Davis has to play on offense as well as defense. Will Davis be able to save the team from danger in Game 3? In order to do that, it is Davis who needs to launch a more active and accurate attack. 

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