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Lakers News: Anthony Davis Unpacks LA's Stunning Collapse Vs Kings

Davis' take on the Lakers’ latest loss.

Your Los Angeles Lakers lost 130-120 to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. The Lakers now have lost all three games they've played against the Kings this season. 

While speaking with reports after the game, Anthony Davis called the second quarter the primary reason the Lakers blew this game. 

"Second quarter. They had a great second quarter, that was the game right there ... We came out with all the energy on both ends of the floor and then the second quarter dictated the game. Some of the things we were in defensively allowed De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk to get whatever they want, live in the paint. If I go help, then Sabonis is wide open. They did a good job manipulating what we were doing."

— Anthony Davis, via Spectrum SportsNet

Though the Lakers took a 37-28 lead after the first quarter, the Kings exploded in the second quarter and held control of the game from there. Sacramento scored a whopping 44 points on the Lakers in the second quarter, compared to just 20 for the Lakers.

Thanks to that second quarter, the Kings went off. Fox rolled to 44 points, four points and four rebounds. Monk added another 26 points as Sabonis went off with a triple-double with 16 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists.

Davis himself had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. LeBron James added 29 points and Rui Hachimura contributed 29 points, however it was not enough to keep up with what the Kings did.

This was especially a bummer for the Lakers, who were looking for a big win as the postseason nears.

"It sucks, especially in a must-win game we needed. We needed to get this one."

— Anthony Davis, via Spectrum SportsNet

Now, the Lakers hold the tenth seed with a 34-30 record. They had a strong chance at getting a key win over the 35-26 Kings, who hold the seventh seed, but blew their chance. AD and the Lakers will have a shot at revenge against the Kings in less than a week. They’ll play again on Wednesday, March 13.