By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Although this time Anthony Davis did not block a single shot for the first time in 17 games since March 25, the center of the Los Angeles Lakers again found ways to contribute decisively in the 104-101 victory over the champions, Golden State Warriors.
LeBron James emphasized after the match how instrumental was Davis for the team’s success, since the Lakers are on the verge of the Western Finals, despite entering the playoffs as a seventh seed.
“He is the best defender in the league. I think the NBA is well aware of that as well. There aren’t many athletes who can protect the basket in every way and switch marks at point guard like Steph Curry. We trust AD to tag anyone in the league,” James praised his teammate.
Lebron also had only good words to say about Lonnie Walker, who shook the dust off and gave a decisive contribution with 15 points in the final quarter of Game 4.
“He was the one who helped us. I had told him to be ready because we would need him. He showed tremendous professionalism and was ready when called upon to enter the match. We wouldn’t have won if it wasn’t for him,” LeBron James said of his teammate, whom he went to hug immediately after the game that gave the Lakers a strong 3-1 lead.