Anthony Davis made hislong anticipated return to the Lakers line up today in Dallas, missing the previous 30 games with an Achilles Injury, in a 115-110 defeat.
The result is irrelevant for the Lakers, who are just happy to see their star big man back on the court, and make a late push for a top 4 seed in the West with less than a month to play in the regular season.
Davis was only available to play in the first half of today’s game on a minute’s restriction, and as you could see in his play that there was plenty of rust to shake off!
Davis finished 2-10 from the field in the loss at Dallas, as the Lakers now find themselves 3.5 games back of Denver in 4th, and only now 2.5 games ahead of Portland and Dallas in 6th and 7th respectively.
The Lakers face off against the Mavs again Sunday, in what will be ahuge match up forplayoff seeding, with a Mavs win inching them closer to getting out of the dreaded play-in position and into the coveted top 6.
One team out East that absolutely no one expected to be sitting in the 4th seed at this stage of the season is continuing to bring Madison Square Garden back to life!
The New York Knicks are finally good at Basketball again, and all seems right in the NBA World. The NBA is just so much better when the Knicks are relevant, and you’ve got to be happy for their extremely loyal fan base!
Julius Randle (an absolute lock forMost Improved this season) has been ballin 'out of his mind, carrying the Knicks to a 33-27 record, averaging 23.9 PPG 10.5 RPG and 6.1 APG.
The Knicks may be taking home more hardware come the end of season awards, as it would be very hard to go past Tom Thibodeau for Coach of the Year honours with this squad (Monty Williams enters the chat), who no one saw to finish anywhere other than another lottery appearance this season.
Something that may help the Knicks hold onto home court, will be the sudden injury to Trae Young.
Young injured his ankle in a loss to the Knicks yesterday, and with the Hawks only a 0.5 game back of the Knicks in 5th (as well as a game in front of Miami for the division lead), they’ll be hoping to get their superstar guard back sooner rather than later.
It makes the acquisition of Lou Williams that much more important in times like this for Atlanta!
It’s going to be a cracking last few weeks of the regular season, as teams in the 7-10 (probably down to 12th) spots will be looking at each of these remaining games with playoff-like intensity to lock in their spot in the 2020-21 postseason!