Anthony Davis of the Los Angles Lakers had a very good night on Tuesday, scoring 35 points and 17 rebounds in a big win over his old team, the New Orleans Pelicans.
But that game was just the first of two, as the Lakers are set to face off against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
And, sadly, Davis won’t be part of that game and has already been ruled out.
LeBron James is still out, which means that other players – such as D’Angelo Russell – will have to lead the team.
He sounds ready to do just that.
The Lakers Review covered Russell’s postgame press conference, where the star guard touched upon his “business approach” going into the game against Houston.
Russell said that multiple players will have to “do it as a unit to make up for [Davis’] absence” and that he will try his hardest to be aggressive but will also rely on others if it’s “not my night.”
D’Angelo Russell on his mentality for tomorrow with Anthony Davis being out video courtesy of @SpectrumSN: pic.twitter.com/752DNBSW8g
— The Lakers Review (@TheLakersReview) March 15, 2023
Russell also noted that the Lakers have to be strong against Houston, even though that team has a dismal 16-52 record.
They might be one of the worst teams in the league but they did just beat the Boston Celtics, showing they can still put up a fight.
Russell said that some teams that don’t win much during the season get extra aggressive at the end of the year and can surprise more established teams.
He doesn’t want that to happen to his Lakers.
Russell sounds like a team leader and seems ready to do what it takes to make sure the Lakers get another pivotal win on Wednesday.NEXT: New Lakers Star Is Already Making History