Anthony Davis plays through injuries as LeBron James praises his 'grit'

Ross Houston
November 14, 2019

I think we had 21 assists or 22 assists at halftime, something like that and we just kept it going in the second half and it was flawless.

After seeing their performance against the Suns, the Lakers should still be able to come away with another victory on the second night of a back-to-back situation.

The win saw the Lakers, who were led by a game-high 24 points from Davis, improve to 8-2 at the top of the Western Conference, continuing the team's resurgence under Vogel. I know what our goal is, I know what we're trying to do. With forward Kyle Kuzma having returned from an ankle injury sustained in FIBA World Cup play this summer, Davis' presence may be being viewed as superfluous given the opponent at hand. "It's tough for me to lead from the sideline". "So the more I can try to stay on the floor, the more steps we move toward our goal".

The guard also added 11 assists in a virtuoso display that was his fifth 30-point game of the term and his third in a row. James asked Davis if he would need pads for the next contest as the young superstar playfully shook his head during the chiding.

The Los Angeles Lakers will rest star forward Anthony Davis for the second leg of their back-to-back Wednesday night against the Warriors, a source confirmed to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

Davis would not confirm whether he would suit up.

"It's discouraging to be 2-9, but it's a long season and there is no reason why we can't get on a run, win some games and start to feel better about things", said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. "And we'll go from there".

Dwight Howard came off the bench to score 12 points and grab nine rebounds in 20 minutes.

"I don't think he has to focus on pounding and grinding as much right now", Howard said. "We were so happy for him".

Kuzma finished the game with 23 points (9/16 shooting) and was a game changer in the fourth quarter, when he scored eight clutch points, including two three-pointers, to put Phoenix down.

Rondo, who made his season debut against the Suns and chipped in five points, seven assists and six rebounds in 14 minutes, has not yet been medically cleared to participate in back-to-backs, so he will be forced to sit against Golden State.

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