Lakers’ Anthony Davis Sounds Off On His Rough Game vs. Kings

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The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Sacramento Kings on November 15 and Anthony Davis had a poor game. The Chicago native finished with only nine points while shooting 3-of-9 from the field in 34 minutes.

“I just played bad,” Davis said after the game. “I’m not going to put it on anything. … It was just missed shots. I just played like s— tonight. It’s that simple.”

Davis wasn’t aggressive at all versus the Kings. It appeared his hip injury flared up again.

“I’m still treating it every day,” Davis said. “Obviously, you don’t get that day to really attack it with the back-to-back. But it is what it is. I suit up, I will play. I got to be more effective. Obviously, it was still bothering me a little bit, but I still got to go out there and do my job.”

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The Lakers dropped to 6-6 on the season after losing to the Kings. Their three-game losing streak was snapped.

Davis is averaging 22.1 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 3.4 blocks on the season while shooting 52.4% from the field, 33.3% from beyond the arc and 88.9% from the free-throw line.

The Lakers are back in action on November 17 when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers in an in-season tournament game. Davis told reporters that he plans to play against the Blazers.

“I’ll be fine,” Davis said. “Yeah, I’ll play. For sure.”

Davis signed a three-year, $186 million extension with the Lakers this past offseason. The future Hall of Famer is committed to Los Angeles for five more years and approximately $270.5 million.

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Davis’ extension, which kicks in for the 2025-26 season, is the richest extension in NBA history with a projected average annual value of $62 million.

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