The Los Angeles Lakers dropped Game 4 of their best-of-seven series against the Phoenix Suns, 100-92. However, the game itself wasn’t the biggest loss that Los Angeles experienced on Sunday afternoon as Anthony Davis was forced to miss the entire second half after suffering a strained left groin.
With Game 5 scheduled for Tuesday night, Davis will not have much time to recover from the injury which could be a big issue for the Lakers as the Suns dominated the third quarter and never looked back. Phoenix rode a balanced offensive effort to a comfortable victory at Staples Center as six players scored in double figures for the Suns in the end.
LeBron James did all that he could to get Los Angeles back into the game during the fourth quarter. He finished the loss with 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists but just didn’t have enough assistance from the Lakers’ supporting cast in order to overcome the deficit. Should Davis not be able to go in Game 5, it could take a superhuman effort from James for Los Angeles to avoid falling into a 3-2 series deficit.