The Los Angeles Lakers just can’t stay healthy right now. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis out injured, they have been sliding down the standings as a result of going 5-5 in their last ten outings. One of those defeats came on Wednesday night as they fell, unsurprisingly, 112-97 to the Milwaukee Bucks. But the worst thing, possibly, that came out of the loss was a toe injury to new acquisition Andre Drummond. His debut after joining from the Cleveland Cavaliers was cut short following a stubbed toe.
Though x-rays appeared to come up negative, further tests will be done soon. As for the Bucks in the game itself, the show was ran, once again, by Jrue Holiday. He had 28 points to lead all scorers while Giannis put up 25 to go along with grabbing ten rebounds. The win moves them up to 30-17, 2.5 games back as they hunt down a potential Eastern Conference regular-season title and the #1 playoff seed. The Lakers, meanwhile, will continue to worry as this loss saw them fall to 30-18, 6.5 games behind the Jazz. They are fourth for now, but both Denver and Portland are only half a game back, meaning they could be sliding even more very soon.