Lakers Blow 19-Point Lead To Kings, Anthony Davis Now 0-9 In His Career Against Domantas Sabonis

The Los Angeles Lakers blew a 19-point lead to the Sacramento Kings last night (3/6) and wound up losing by a final score of 130-120. At one point, the Lakers were down 21 to the Kings, who were led in scoring by NBA star De’Aaron Fox (44 points).

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The Lakers dropped to 10th place in the Western Conference standings. Anthony Davis, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 5-of-13 from the field, is now 0-9 in his career against Domantas Sabonis.

“It sucks,” Davis said after the game, via The Athletic. “Especially in a must-win game that we needed. The second quarter dictated the game. Some of the things we were in defensively allowed De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk to get whatever they want. Live in the paint. And if I go help, then Sabonis is wide open. So, they did a good job manipulating what we were doing.”

Davis is one of the best players in the NBA. However, for whatever reason, the Chicago native struggles against Sabonis, who finished with 16 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists against the Lakers. 

All signs point toward the Lakers being in the play-in tournament. If the season ended today, Los Angeles would face the Golden State Warriors on the road in the 9-10 play-in tournament game. 

“Everybody’s aware of what the situation is,” Lakers head coach Darvin Ham said before the game. “We know we just can’t go around depending on everybody else to help us out. We have to help ourselves first and foremost.”

The Lakers are back in action tomorrow (3/8) against the Milwaukee Bucks, who are in second place in the East with a stellar record of 41-22. 

The Lakers are 11th in the NBA in points per game and 20th in points per game allowed. They don’t look like a title contender at all. 

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