‘What in the KD and Draymond?’: Twitter Reacts to Anthony Davis’ Scuffle With Dwight Howard During Lakers Timeout

Published 10/22/2021, 11:51 PM EDT
Jun 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) is defended by Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) in the first quarter during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The Phoenix Suns entered the Staples Center for the first time after that Game 6 win over the Lakers. But this time around, they didn’t just outscore the Lakers Nation in a crazy Q2 show, they even witnessed a nasty altercation between Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard. 

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In what appeared to be close to that Kevin Durant vs Draymond Green scene from 2018, both the Lakers teammates lost their cool. It became the highlight before halftime and saw a flurry of reactions.

 

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For some reason, Anthony Davis went straight to Dwight Howard, while he was on the bench, and put his arms on the latter. AD was so furious in his body language that Rajon Rondo, Malik Monk, LeBron James and the others were very quick at coming to the rescue. 

As all of it unfolded, NBA reporter Skip Bayless made his assessment that the fight broke because AD disliked Dwight fouling (2PFs) too much. Take a look at his guesswork – 

This happened with three minutes remaining in Q2 and the Lakers trailing by 8 points. It easily became the main talking point for the Suns/Lakers fans all alike. Here are a few interesting tweets on the brawl – 

 

 

 

This is the last thing the Lakers wanted with their players injured, stars not performing as they should, and the heap of recent losses.

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How did the Lakers perform in their revenge game?

Well, it was Phoenix Suns written all over the game. With Anthony Davis going 1/6 from the field until the beginning of Q3, Dwight Howard going scoreless in his nine minutes didn’t help either. Plus, the fight between the two further added to the tension and the Lakers started their third quarter with AD missing a driving layup.

On the other hand, the Suns had Chris Pul with his double-double and Mikal Bridges with his efficient shooting further dragged the hosts down.

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With under six minutes remaining in Q3, the Suns led 78-55. Whom were you cheering for tonight? Help us know in the comments and also add your reaction to the fight. 

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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