‘He can’t put it on’: Why Dennis Schroder says Anthony Davis is to not blame for the loss

Anthony Davis’s voice was low however stern as he criticized his sport.

His play has been at such a excessive degree in main the Lakers to a three-game successful streak, that at the same time as Davis produced a double-double in opposition to the New York Knicks, he was irritated that he didn’t do extra.

Davis’ 17 factors and 16 rebounds weren’t sufficient to cease the Lakers from dropping to the Knicks 112-108 on Sunday night time at Crypto.com Enviornment.

“My sport. I performed horrible,” Davis stated. “I couldn’t discover my shot: free throws, layups, every little thing. The blokes did their job. I didn’t do my job tonight.

Davis missed 10 of 18 pictures. He missed 4 of 5 free throws. He was a plus-nine within the plus-minus class, however Davis nonetheless took the blame for the Lakers’ loss.

Davis stated, “every little thing,” when requested what he may have finished higher.

“I believe I had a superb presence defensively,” he stated. “Offensively, I wasn’t there. The free throws, the trays, the deal with, the pictures are lacking. All offensive. Like I stated, the blokes performed nicely tonight. They did their job. Dennis (Schroder), DLo (D’Angelo Russell), Austin (Reaves), Wenyen (Gabriel), Rui (Hachimura), all these guys did greater than sufficient to assist win the sport. I didn’t do my half.”

Schroder, for his half, was not about to let Davis take the blame. In Schroder’s thoughts, there was sufficient guilt to go round.

“I imply, it’s everybody, it’s everybody on this locker room. Once I got here in I had two fast turnovers,” Schroder stated. “It’s in everybody. After we lose, we lose as a workforce. After we win, we win as a workforce.

“However, AD, he tries to be nice always and he’s been nice 90% of the time for us. That he missed free throws there, that occurs, We’re all human and we can’t management if a shot goes in. However every little thing else, defensively, he nonetheless did an awesome job. Even within the second half on Julius Randle. So, he can’t put it on himself.”

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After the loss to the Knicks, the Lakers had been out of place for the inning sport and had been ranked eleventh within the Western Convention. They’re tied with the Utah Jazz (ninth) and Oklahoma Metropolis (tenth), every with a 33-35 file; the Jazz and the Thunder personal the tiebreaker over the Lakers.

However the Lakers even have the identical file because the Twelfth-seeded Pelicans, who Los Angeles will face on Tuesday night time in New Orleans. The Lakers additionally play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night time.

“Each sport shouldn’t require a Western Convention workforce to be motivated,” Schroder stated. “I believe that in each sport we’ve to be motivated and ready. However that, the following two, we’ve to get them.