Anthony Davis, LeBron James return to action vs. Pelicans

The returns of Anthony Davis and LeBron James weren’t enough to avert another crushing loss for the Lakers

Davis had missed 18 games with a mid-foot sprain in his right foot

James had 38 points and Davis had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists

LeBron James missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored just two of his 38 in the fourth quarter for the Lakers

”The big picture is that it was pretty much a must-win for us, and we didn’t get the job done,” James said

Davis had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in his return from a six-week injury absence since Feb. 16

Because four of LA's last five games are against playoff bound opponents