Lakers slammed over sitting Anthony Davis in backbreaking Rockets loss
The Los Angeles Lakers are getting slammed left and right on Twitter following an embarrassing loss to the Houston Rockets on the road Wednesday night, 114-110. The Rockets are already out of playoff contention with still several games left to play in the regular season, but they still found a way to beat Los Angeles. It definitely helped the Rockets a lot that they did not have to deal with Lakers star big man Anthony Davis, who missed the game for load management purposes.
Twitter is coming down hard on the Lakers, in part because it looked as though the team felt so confident it could take care of business against a 50-loss team even without Anthony Davis suiting up.
Twitter user @Itamar_17_10 said of the Lakers-Rockets game: “The Lakers defense is absolutely horrendous without Anthony Davis. This is an all-you-can-eat buffet once the Rockets apply dome pressure”
Here is another Twitter user, @24TLB, asking people to keep a mental note of this Lakers loss to a tanking Houston squad: So when the lakers come up one game short, please remember this game. I simply don’t understand why Davis needs to sit out this late in the season when u need to win. Sent the wrong message to the other guys, and had them feeling that the rockets are nothing! Terrible”
Here are some more reactions to the Lakers taking an L versus Houston:
Anthony Davis is not nursing any serious injuries at the moment and he would have played against the Rockets if it were a playoff game. But if the Lakers continue losing games, there might not be a postseason game for them to save up Anthony Davis’ body for.
I agree why sir a player making that much money been out the most of the year (with a injury) and you sit him in games we are supposed to win WHY.