The Los Angeles Lakers need another big man based on Anthony Davis’ performance.
The Los Angeles Lakers planned to get LeBron James established early in the game much like they did Anthony Davis in Chicago. However, it was a mistake because the plan wrecked the rhythm of the offense and AD for the rest of the game.
Lake Show Life always states that it is very important to get AD in a offensive rhythm early. After a monster scoring night in his hometown, Anthony Davis went back into his scoring funk finishing with only 17 points on 5-16 shooting.
Now it doesn’t mean AD wasn’t relevant in the game however.
He filled up the box score with 10 rebounds (3 offensive!), 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks. He also cranked up the defensive intensity in the final quarter that supported LeBron’s scoring explosion.
But because of his lack of shots early, he was off all night and lacked aggressiveness on the offensive end.
Another reason for AD’s struggles was spending up all of his energy leaning on all of the Cleveland centers. The one that gave him the most trouble was Andre Drummond. Drummond gave AD and the rest of the Lakers frontline the business finishing with 25 points and 17 rebounds (7 offensive!).
If the Cavaliers are trying to move Drummond’s contract, they will definitely show his performance in the first half as he tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds in only 14 minutes.
After watching the Cavaliers loading up their centers to bang on Davis, the conversation around the staff and the readers will be about the Lakers void at backup center.
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