‘Enough Rest’: Anthony Davis Reassures That He Plans on Playing All Upcoming Games

Published 04/26/2021, 11:30 PM EDT
Apr 26, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers finally put a full stop to their losses as they triumphed over the Orlando Magic. This win was important for the franchise to get some motivation back and bring hope back to the fans about their run in the season. From being one of the top teams in the Western Conference to dropping to the fifth spot was a drastic shift for them. This was a result of Anthony Davis and LeBron James both being sidelined because of injuries.

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Davis fell to a calf injury while Bron fell to an ankle injury. Missing about 30 games has had its consequences as Davis even ended up missing the All-Star Game. However, the priority was always to take it slow with AD’s return as much as possible. But now that he is back, he doesn’t plan on slowing down.

Anthony Davis won’t miss any games

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LeBron James is yet to make his comeback, but AD’s return is their one step forward, although his return to the lineup hasn’t brought the result that everyone was hoping for. In Davis’ first game back against the Dallas Mavericks, he was on a minutes restriction and only played 17 minutes.

But in the game right after, his time was eased up, and he played 28 minutes, which helped him add 17 points to the scoreboard. This did not bring them the victory they so desperately needed, but Davis has ensured that he has had had enough time off and now it’s time to fully get back.

After their win against Orlando Magic, Davis said, “I missed 30 games, so I think I had enough rest … I plan on playing both ends of (the coming) back to backs.”

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In this bout too, Davis played 31 minutes and ended the night with 18 points as he hit his first three-pointers since he returns. However, the man of the match for them was Montrezl Harrell, who bullied Mo Bamba. He had fans believe that if he had played in the games before, the Lakers might have won.

Apr 26, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando Magic forward Chuma Okeke (3) defends Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The good news is that their losing streak has finally come to a halt. But escaping with a victory against below-average teams shouldn’t be held in very high regard. If the Lakers want to defend their title, they have to learn to fight it out against the elite teams as well. Either that or they will just have to wait for Bron to show up and rescue them.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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