Jae Crowder discovered himself in the best place on the improper time throughout Tuesday’s Sport 2 in opposition to the Lakers.
Crowder was closing out on an Anthony Davis midrange jumper when the latter kicked his leg out within the act of taking pictures and, sadly, related with the Suns ahead’s groin. The sequence befell lower than a minute into the sport, with Los Angeles up 1-0:
Anthony Davis kicked out his leg on the shot try and struck Jae Crowder within the groin space.
AD was given a flagrant 1 foul. pic.twitter.com/0M8bwQbPy8
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) Could 26, 2021
The intense facet — if such a factor could be discovered on this situation — is that Crowder recovered and made two free throws. As a result of Davis acquired a Flagrant 1 foul, the Suns maintained possession, capitalizing with a Mikal Bridges 3-pointer to present Phoenix an early 5-1 lead.
Crowder completed the quarter with two factors, two rebounds and three fouls; Davis had six factors, three rebounds and two assists because the Lakers took a 30-24 lead into the second quarter.
The Lakers wish to keep away from happening 2-0 to the Suns, the No. 2 seed within the Western Convention. Whether or not Davis’ leg kick comes again to hang-out the Lakers stays to be seen.