Vogel on Lakers' OT win over Spurs: We never lost belief | Inquirer Sports

Vogel on Lakers’ OT win over Spurs: We never lost belief

/ 07:44 PM October 27, 2021

Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers holds his shoulder after battling for a rebound in the first half at AT&T Center on October 26, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP 

The Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absence of LeBron James and an injury scare to Anthony Davis on Tuesday to beat the San Antonio Spurs in overtime.

Lakers star Davis finished with 35 points, 17 rebounds and four assists while Russell Westbrook weighed in with 33 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a 125-121 win over the Spurs in Texas.

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But the Lakers, already without James, who was struggling with right ankle soreness, were given a fright late in the fourth quarter when Davis crumpled to the court clutching his right knee.

Davis later recovered to help the Lakers close out their overtime win.

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel said afterwards the team would monitor Davis’ injury for a possible reaction.

“We’ll just have to see how sore it is,” Vogel said. “He just banged knees with one of their players. We’ll see how he responds overnight.”

Vogel meanwhile was pleased with how his side had battled back from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

“We never lost belief, even when we were down, that we were going to win the game,” Vogel said. “We just persevered and got a big road win.”

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