A nice basket cut by Ed Davis got him a layup, and cut the Clips' lead to 31-22 after 12 minutes. Lin had 7, Hill 6, Kobe 5, and Griffin 11.
Final: Suns 119, Lakers 99. Kobe had 31 points, Ed Davis 14/9/3 off the bench. Suns were 16 of 32 from 3, shot 55% overall.
Ed Davis has been nice the past 2 games. Looking forward to what he can do for the season.
Forced to find a bright spot on a rough night: Ed Davis has 11 points, 8 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block in 29 bench minutes.
Kobe Bryant has 31 points on 25 shots. Yikes. He's not getting much help though - the next highest Laker scorer has 9 (Wes Johnson/Ed Davis)
Kobe made 11 FG's, but no other Laker has more than the 4 of Ed Davis or 3 of Wayne Ellington. The other 4 starters had 2 FGM apiece.
Lakers down 98-74 after third Q to Suns. Kobe good. Ed Davis good. Everything else bad
PLEASE DON’T BE HURT, ED DAVIS. WE CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE.
Ed Davis is doing a little bit of everything tonight: In 12 mins he has 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.
To emphasize once again: Ed Davis has been really good. Just drew a PF on PHX working the O glass. He has 7P, 3R, 2A in his 11 min.
Ed Davis is making less money than every player on the Lakers roster other than Sacre and Clarkson this season. Looks like a steal so far.
Ed Davis can catch a pass, can finish a play at the basket and block shots - that's not entirely common
Ed Davis, again, scoring at the rim. He's 3 for 4 off the bench, this time finishing in transition to get LAL within 4 at 38-34.
It's a 13-1 LAL run here capped by a Hill J, Wayne Ellington's B2B jumpers, and 2 Ed Davis hoops. Suns lead cut to 6 at 34-28.
If Mark Madsen could play, he’d be the second best big man behind Ed Davis.
Ed Davis has 5 points, 3 boards and an assist in 5 minutes. He's been a bright spot in a tough start to the season.
FREE ED DAVIS.
An Ed Davis put-back and Boozer jumper were just LAL's 5th and 6th FG's, as they narrowly close the gap to 33-19 after 1 Q in PHX.
Expect Ed Davis to get a lot of minutes for LAL, as he can play both the 4 and 5. W/Randle out, Robert Sacre will see some run at the 5 too.
With Julius Randle out, Byron Scott said Ed Davis will play more minutes at backup 4. As a result, Sacre could get more time at backup 5
The fourth quarter starts with Ronnie Price, Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry, Julius Randle and Ed Davis on the floor for the Lakers.
Does Ed Davis have springs in his shoes?
The Lakers' best player this season might be Ed Davis.
Two straight buckets from Ed Davis backed up Julius Randle’s baseline J to make it 36-25 HOU. Johnson returns w/his 2 PF’s.
Ed Davis may have surprised Dwight with that quick first step and drive (sure surprised me). Followed it up w/another bucket. 36-25 Rockets
Ed Davis back-to-back scores - Lakers waking a little it would seem - down 11
Fun facts about Ed Davis. He likes "going to different restaurants around the city." First NBA car: 2009 Range Rover. BK
Like I said Ed Davis making his presence felt.
Current Lakers lineup: Ronnie Price, Jordan Clarkson, Xavier Henry, Julius Randle and Ed Davis.
Julius Randle and Ed Davis check in here, flanking Price and Clarkson. Also in: Xavier Henry, who missed the whole preseason.
Surprise: Xavier Henry actually playing. Checks in with Randle and Ed Davis at 3:20 mark.
The NBA’s biggest off-season bargain, Ed Davis, hit 27-of-37 shot attempts for Lakers this pre-season (73%)
Ed Davis - 2, Kings - 0.
Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill are out for the Lakers. Ronnie Price, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will start.
Kobe, Boozer and Hill not playing tonight. Sacre and Ed Davis get the starts at C and PF vs. Sacramento.
Byron Scott starting Robert Sacre and Ed Davis tonight. Randle is coming off the bench