The Los Angeles Lakers just suffered their worst loss of the season and it wasn't even close. The Phoenix Suns got absolutely everything they wanted and proved why they finished the season with the second-best record in the NBA.
The reigning champions now have their backs against the wall and the room for error is quite slim, especially if one of their best players is once again unable to play due to a nagging groin injury.
But, even if Anthony Davis isn't available for Thursday night's crucial matchup, he's still trying to inspire and motivate the rest of his teammates by letting them know that they need to bring their A-Game.
Anthony Davis Says The Lakers Can't Shy Away From The Moment
“Guys can’t shy away from the moment. We got to be able to knock down open shots. We have not been shooting the ball well in this series," Davis said after practice.“ Just got to play confident, we got to play with a sense of desperation, toughness, heart. That’s it."
The Los Angeles Lakers star knows that his team's effort in Game 5 was far from acceptable but said that if they start knocking down shots with confidence, they have what it takes to beat the Suns:
“It seemed like we hesitating a little bit. And if we do that and shoot the ball with confidence and trust your work that you’ve been putting in, then we should be fine," Davis added.
It'll take more than just confidence to beat the Phoenix Suns, though. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton have been nothing short of stellar this season and the team is clearly in a much better place than the Los Angeles Lakers right now. But if someone can pull the miracle off, that's definitely LeBron James and the purple-and-gold.