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Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell defends Anthony Davis from enraged NBA fans with stern message after ankle scare in win vs Timberwolves

D'Angelo Russell

The Los Angeles Lakers are creeping their way into the top six seeds, and yet some of the fans are still holding grudges against the star Anthony Davis, but D’Angelo Russell came forward to defend his teammate.

The Lakers won against the Minnesota Timberwolves last night after a stormy second-half performance from the visitors at Target Center. The Wolves squashed a 10-point lead in the last half thanks to Anthony’s dominant performance despite an injury.

Though he showed the utmost display of dedication, D’Angelo had come forward in honor of the Lakers star after the game.

D'Angelo Russell

What did D’Angelo Russell say about Anthony Davis?

In the postgame interview, the 27-year-old is overwhelmed by the eight-time NBA all-star’s performance and compelled to take shots at his haters. “Y’all can’t say nothing about 3, man! When he rolled his ankle and did all that in one of the biggest games this year for us,” he said.

“That dude came out, showed toughness, and led. Can’t say nothing about that dude, man. Those guys lead, and we follow. Simple as that,” the point guard added.

During the third quarter, the 30-year-old center injured his ankle again after clashing with an opponent while jumping to defend a basket. But AD decided to stay in the game and let his teammates take advantage of the situation despite calling for a precious timeout.

Later in the final quarter, the 6.10-footer scored 17 points to ensure the Lakers’ second win in a row, and with this win, they climbed up to the seventh seed with a 506-game record in the Western Conference. They have five more games at hand to surpass the Warriors and secure a safe spot for the playoffs.

Davis eventually finished with 38 points and 17 rebounds, and he made the necessary changes in his team’s victory. Russell’s appreciation was justified enough to shut the naysayer’s mouth off.

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