The Los Angeles Lakers were hoping to prove their dominance against the Minnesota Timberwolves this Friday.
With LeBron James missing the game due to an injury, the odds were heavily against the Lakers coming out with a win.
But despite Anthony Davis putting on a blockbuster night, the Lakers still came up short.
Anthony Davis tonight:
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Anthony Davis was electric on Friday, scoring 38 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal.
Additionally, he also was 50% from the three-point line, netting two of his four attempts.
Yet, this Herculean effort from Davis wasn’t enough to guide the Lakers to victory who fell to a 110-102 loss.
The gives leaves them with a 30-34 record with just weeks to go before the play-in begins.
The team is currently 11th in the West, which means that they can only suffer so many more defeats before they are officially eliminated from play-in contention.
As a reminder, teams ranked seven through ten are eligible for the play-in games.
Despite a number of injuries, the big man has averaged 26.1 points and 12.4 rebounds a game this season.
The Lakers, though, must figure out a way out to convert such performances into wins if they are to make a remote playoff run.
With James now out, the rest of the locker room must now pull up their socks to help the team battle for contention again.
As has so often been the case, Davis looked abandoned by his team on Friday night.
Unless the entire team clicks, the Lakers can’t get across the finish line.
Davis will most likely continue to post amazing numbers like the ones he put up against the Timberwolves.
But if he fails to receive any help from his supporting cast, the Lakers will likely fall out of play-in contention sooner rather than later.NEXT: Lakers Head Coach Reportedly Ripped Team After Loss