Anthony Davis regrets after loss to Bucks that Lakers suffer from injuries at the start of the season


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Anthony Davis regrets after loss to Bucks that Lakers suffer from injuries at the start of the season

The Los Angeles Lakers added players to the roster over the summer and assembled a team to fight for a title, but injuries have prevented their start to the season from being what they expected.

On Wednesday night, the Angelenos took another defeat in their visit to the reigning champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, who beat the Lakers 109-102 who left their mark at 8-8.

“We put together a team and we haven’t seen it yet,” lamented Anthony Davis after the loss. “Trevor (Ariza) has not played, Kendrick (Nunn) has not played, LeBron (James) has been limited, Talen (Horton) -Tucker just returned, Malik (Monk) also missed the start. Its alot.

“It’s similar to what happened last year, but it’s part of the game,” added the Los Angeles star.

Faced with the panorama they face with injuries, the Lakers have had to make adjustments in the lineup and approaches. Coach Frank Vogel has decided to employ a “small ball” strategy as he does not have his larger players. One of those who have been sacrificed with this strategy is DeAndre Jordan by leaving Davis alone in the center.

“Offensive rebounds have been a problem, because we have shorter players. It will look better when we have our bigger point guards, LeBron and Trevor, back, ”said Davis, who finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Davis did not have a decisive night and was beaten in the individual duel by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who made 47 points in the Bucks’ victory.

“I’m disappointed that we couldn’t get the win and disappointed in some of the officials’ markings,” Vogel noted. “Anthony Davis went zero on free throws, but that’s to be expected down the stretch. We will contact the league. In general, despite the result, there were several positive things ”.

One of the positive aspects in the game of the purple and gold was the performance of Russell Westbrook, who slowly adapts better to his new teammates and against the Bucks he recorded a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds.

“It was Russell’s best game with the Lakers,” Vogel said bluntly.

Against the Bucks, the Lakers fell in the first of five road games on the East Coast. His next stop on the tour is Boston against its historic rival, the Celtics.

The Los Angeles team hopes that after eight games due to an abdominal strain, James can reappear with the Lakers on Friday in Boston, however, with or without their top star, the Angelenos are confident of getting the results.

“(Injuries) are part of the league, you put your body to the limit every night and in the course of the season, it happens, there are injuries and we have to adapt. We still have players who have the ability to win games.

“We played well today (Wednesday), but we missed some shots towards the end of the game,” Davis concluded.


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