Lakers' Anthony Davis Addresses Disaster Sequence in Loss to Mavericks

The Los Angeles Lakers are fighting for a spot in the playoffs in a crowded Western Conference with six other teams within two games of them in the standings.

The Lakers were in a tough game against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, with Kyrie Irving returning to the court for the Mavericks.

LA made a huge push in the fourth quarter of the game.

Irving made a nice pass to Maxi Kleber, who hit the game-winning three for the Mavericks.

Anthony Davis spoke about the play after the game, saying that Irving dribbled almost the whole clock out and he knew he was probably going to take the last shot.

Irving's fake shot pulled Davis away from the three-point line, allowing Kleber to get open and make the game-winning shot.

Davis had fouled Kleber on a previous defensive possession, allowing Dallas to get back into the game.

The rough few possessions at the end of the game ruined an otherwise solid performance by Davis, who finished the night with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists on 9-of-14 shooting from the field.

The Lakers don't have much room for error down the stretch of the season as they try to secure a playoff spot.