Watch as Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard fight on the bench during Lakers-Suns game (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

Watch as Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard fight on the bench during Lakers-Suns game (Video)

In a re-match of the first round matchup of the Western Conference Playoffs, it was more of the same result on Friday night at Staples Center with the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns.

The Suns had a commanding lead at halftime over the Lakers and continued so in the third quarter. Things got a bit chippy on the Lakers side of things, as Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard were seen having an argument that had a bit of shoving.

It’s unclear what caused them to start getting at each other, and for all we know, it was something during the heat of the moment, but it wasn’t the best look for a team getting blown out at home.

Howard and Davis were teammates two seasons ago when the Lakers won the 2019-2020 NBA Finals; Howard returned to the Lakers after spending a season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Lakers came into the year with serious championship expectations and will have to sort out the mess of this loss.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.