Anthony Davis returned from a 30-game hiatus and Kristaps Porzingis went down with an ugly sprained ankle. (Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports)
The Lakers were cautious in bringing Anthony Davis back, and he's on a minutes restriction to start. They hope that patience pays off.
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Led by Luka Doncics 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, the Mavericks defeated the Lakers, 115-110. Dennis Schroder recorded 25 points and 13 assists for the Lakers in the losing effort, while Anthony Davis added four points (2-10 FG) and four rebounds in 17 minutes of play in his return from injury. The Mavericks improve to 32-26 on the season, while the Lakers fall to 35-24.
The Lakers fall to the Mavericks 115-110 in Anthony Davis' return on Thursday in Dallas.
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Kemba Walker led the Celtics to victory over the Suns with 32 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.
DALLAS (AP) Anthony Davis is back for the Los Angeles Lakers. Now the Dallas Mavericks have to see how long they might without their big man, Kristaps Porzingis. Luka Doncic scored 30 points, leading the Mavericks to a 115-110 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night as Davis was rusty after missing 30 games with right calf and heel issues, the longest absence of the eight-time All-Star's career.
Dorian Finney-Smith (Dallas Mavericks) with a dunk vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 04/22/2021
The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night in Anthony Davis' first game back from injury.
Willie Cauley-Stein (Dallas Mavericks) with an alley oop vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 04/22/2021