Although the Los Angeles Lakers lost on Tuesday to the Phoenix Suns, ending their three-game winning streak, it was another sensational outing for Anthony Davis.
He had his fourth consecutive 30-point, 15-rebound game. In fact, he ended up with 37 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field and 15-of-16 from the free throw line, 21 rebounds, five steals and five blocked shots.
Davis has simply been dominant in the Lakers’ last four games – period, full stop.
On Tuesday, he was dominant despite suffering an injury scare in the second quarter when it looked like he had injured his left arm. He was reportedly heard telling the Lakers’ trainer that he had lost sensation throughout his left arm.
“I heard Anthony Davis telling the trainer, ‘he felt a loss of sensation from his hand all the way down to his elbow.'”
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Davis has also been dealing with a lower back ailment, dating back to training camp. However, he has missed just one of L.A.’s 16 regular season games so far.
He deserves lots of credit for not only playing through ailments that may have caused some others to sit out but for also turning his game up to an 11, especially with LeBron James out for the last five contests due to a strained adductor.