Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard get into altercation during loss initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Los Angeles Lakers‘ season is off to a less-than-ideal begin.
The Lakers dropped to 0-2 with one other residence loss on Friday night time, this time falling to the Phoenix Suns 115-105 in a sport Los Angeles trailed by as many as 32 factors. And the Lakers’ newest defeat featured an altercation between two teammates.
Throughout a second-quarter timeout, Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard obtained into an argument on the Lakers’ bench and needed to be separated by teammates after Davis grabbed Howard’s left arm.
Following the loss, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel stated the Howard-Davis change stemmed from miscommunication on a defensive protection.
“While you’re getting your ass kicked, typically these conversations get heated,” Vogel informed reporters. “These guys love one another. They talked it out. That is gonna occur on occasion. I would moderately our guys care than not care.”
Howard did not play within the second half, however Vogel stated that wasn’t as a result of disciplinary causes.
Howard stated he and Davis squashed their argument “proper then and there.”
“We already talked, squashed it. There is no situation between me and [Davis],” Howard stated. “That is my brother, that is my teammate. That is what I informed him. I stated, ‘I am going to at all times be right here for you. It doesn’t matter what. I am going to at all times combat for you and do no matter I can to assist this crew win.’ He stated the identical factor. So, we’re good.”
Davis additionally downplayed the spat postgame, saying “it is over with.”
“After the state of affairs occurred, me and [Howard] talked about it and we left it at that,” Davis stated.
This is not the primary season Davis and Howard have been teammates, as Howard was a part of the Lakers’ 2019-20 championship crew. After one season with the Philadelphia 76ers, Howard signed again with Los Angeles this previous offseason.
Howard, Davis and the remainder of the Lakers will attempt to get issues on monitor once they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
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