Extra Pass: Davis hopes to carry Lakers to another W

Published March 10, 2023, 3:00 PMJC Ansis

Behind Anthony Davis, the Lakers are looking to keep their playoff hopes alive.

What's up with the Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to make the postseason this season even without their man star.

They are currently in ninth place in the West after beating the Memphis Grizzlies at home behind a superb night from Anthony Davis. ?AD, who took a blow on his nose, had to receive medical attention but still managed to produce 30 points and a season-high 22 rebounds.

In the Lakers' last five games, Davis has been averaging 33.0 points, 13.8 boards, and 2.8 swats to help lead the Lakers to a spot in the play-in tournament.

LeBron James will be sidelined for another three weeks, but fortunately for the Lakers, D'Angelo Russell is "pretty much a full go" tomorrow against the Raptors, giving them another threat on the offensive end.

What's up with the Raptors?

The Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, are coming off a loss to the Clippers. They shot only 38.5 percent from the field and are now just 1-3 on their current road trip.

Similar to LA, Toronto is also ninth in their conference and hopes to build some momentum as it tries to qualify for the playoffs.

In the loss to the Clippers, Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes each scored 20 points for the Raptors. Siakam also led the team in scoring in their first meeting with the Lakers, who played without James and Davis, in December, which resulted in a win for Toronto.

Where to watch

The Lakers will play the Raptors live tomorrow at 11:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines, via Smart LiveStream or Cignal TV.