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The Lakers are not afraid of the play-offs: "When we are healthy, we are the best in the league" - Walla! sport

2021-05-08T17:18:59.923Z

The champion continues to move up to seventh place, Davis is injured but tried to convey composure. Brooklyn is actually pleased with the losses, Doncic promises to calm down



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The Lakers are not afraid of the play-offs: "When we are healthy, we are the best in the league"

The champion continues to move up to seventh place, Davis is injured but tried to convey composure.

Brooklyn is actually pleased with the losses, Doncic promises to calm down

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  • Luka Doncic

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Does not lose hope.

Davis (Photo: AP, Ringo HW Chiu)

If the regular season in the NBA were to end today (Friday), and not in six games, the Los Angeles Lakers would face the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs - with no home advantage. Sounds like a not-so-simple script for the champion, but given the recent weeks, it may well be the most optimistic script. The Lakers currently have a 29:37 balance - equivalent to the seventh Portland they will face in the next game, and at this rate, Frank Vogel's team could find itself in the play-offs.



Tonight, perhaps in the run-up to the first-round derby, the champion surrendered 118-94, without LeBron James and with just nine minutes left by Anthony Davis, who left the game due to back pain. Earlier he landed not well on the ankle, but promised: "I know it looks bad, but it's okay. When we're 100 percent healthy we're the best in the league, you have to remember that." It is still unclear whether the inside player will take part in the important game against Portland, with the one who will be 100 percent absent from him, according to Vogel, being LeBron James who continues to get rest.



Asked about the possibility of the champion eventually reaching the play-offs, Davis said: "We don't look at it as something bad, in the meantime we need a few games to acclimatize to each other. We would rather not go that route, but if that happens - fine. "LeBron will be back in another week, Dennis Schroeder in another 5-6 days, and once everyone is healthy we know which team we have. It doesn't matter if we have to play a game in the play-offs, if we get fifth or sixth place, we will be ready to compete against them all." .

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According to ESPN's prediction model, the Lakers currently have 37 percent to take part in the playoffs (compared to 31 percent before the game against the Clippers). "No one feels sorry for us," Frank Vogel said. "We know we need to play better, even in these difficult circumstances." Kyle Kozma added: "I do not know what is happening, in every game something different happens to us. But we must not look for excuses."



On the winning side, the Clippers climbed to third place in the West and completed a seasonal sweep over the city rival that, as mentioned, they may face in the first round. “Our intensity was great from the first moment,” said Paul George, who excelled with 24 points. "We got to the color, we found each other and defensively we stuck to our game plan."



Kwai Leonard, who finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in 30 minutes, was asked about his minute limit and said: "I feel good. I'm just happy to play and not be on the lines."

Tyrone Lou explained and said: "Right now he can not play a whole quarter, once that happens, I will allow him to play the whole first quarter and all the third quarter."

Skip Bales visits LeBron James, as usual

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* Washington took another step toward securing a spot in the playoffs, defeating Toronto 129: 131 after overtime. "To recover like that against a desperate team that is also fighting - we knew we would have to fight," said the happy Scott Brooks. With all due respect to Bradley Bill (14 points out of 28 came in overtime and last quarter) and Russell Westbrook who scored a triple-double 180 (one less than Oscar Robertson), the game's protagonists were Raul Net who scored a career-high 25 points and Robin Lopez, who scored 24, quite a few In Money Time. "He has a huge heart, and that's all that matters to me," Brooks said of the coordinator. "He just plays the right way, always strong, always for others. I love coaching him so much."



* Brooklyn counts four straight losses, after surrendering tonight to Dallas 113: 109. "It's good that we're going through these things now, sometimes it was too easy for us," said Kyrie Irving, who scored 45 points. "We are not a perfect team." Kevin Durant, who scored just 1 of 10 from the field in the second half, added: "It would be better if it happened now than in a few more weeks. I hope it will allow us to continue to grow. It should improve us." Steve Nash agreed: "We haven't played enough with each other yet, these games are a bit like a general rehearsal. It's good for us." James Harden, who sat out again, said he was "convinced" he would return before the playoffs begin.



* On the winning side, Luca Doncic commented on his incessant claims against the referee. The Slovenian star has already accumulated 15 technical fouls this season, and in the next technical will be eliminated from one game. "I understand I'm not supposed to act like that," he admitted. "It's clear to me that I need to stop this.It's hard for me to play with all the emotions, but it's something I'll have to work on. "

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