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The Los Angeles Lakers have had a hard enough time contending with their opponents thus far this season. Their two opening losses represent the first time in franchise history that the team has started 0-2 with both losses coming at home. Of course, it doesn't help that on Friday, they didn't just have to compete with their opponent, the Phoenix Suns, but themselves. 

Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard got into an altercation on the bench that included Davis pushing Howard and multiple teammates intervening to prevent the situation from escalating. 

Things got chippy between Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis on the Lakers’ bench. pic.twitter.com/oZBhQ0MV7q

— ESPN (@espn) October 23, 2021

"Dwight and AD had a miscue on a coverage and they talked it out," Lakers coach Frank Vogel told reporters after the loss. "But when you're getting your ass kicked, sometimes those conversations get heated. Those guys love each other. They talked it out. And that's going to happen from time to time. I'd rather our guys care than not care."

Howard, like Vogel, downplayed the incident after the game. "We squashed it right then and there," he said. "We just had a disagreement about something that was on the floor. We're both very passionate about winning. We didn't want to lose this game, so we're just passionate. We got it out the way. We're grown men. Things happen. But we are going to squash this little issue between me and him, and that's my brother, that's my teammate."

Lakers Frank Vogel attributes Anthony Davis-Dwight Howard altercation to defensive miscue

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Lakers Frank Vogel attributes Anthony Davis-Dwight Howard altercation to defensive miscue

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