Anthony Davis talks about Lakers’ weak 4th quarter vs. Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors have upset the defending NBA champions as they took down the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The hosts were in control of the game for three quarters and only a collapse in the final period, which the Dubs won 34-21, resulted in a loss.

Anthony Davis was asked after the game whether this fourth quarter was one-off or if it is a sign of the Lakers getting complacent when they have a commanding lead.

“They were making tough shots. We stopped playing defense. We had a lot of turnovers late that we could have avoided,” the 27-year-old forward said. “Their team did the same thing to the Clippers. Down 22, comeback win.

“Defense was really good to start the game even in the first half. We gave a 33-point third quarter. Coming out after the half time defense just wasn’t there. They made some tough shots late in the fourth. It was all controllable. It wasn’t nothing that they really did. Our rotation was bad.”

Following he loss, the Lakers remain at the top of the Western Conference with 11 wins and 4 losses. Meanwhile, the Dubs are seventh with 7 wins and 6 losses.