Anthony Davis had 36 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists in the Los Angles Lakers 106-101 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Vogel said it was Davis' best performance since returning from injury nine games ago.

"This is his best game since his return, for sure. He's getting a little bit stronger each game. It's a very encouraging sign," said Vogel after the game. 

The loss dropped the Lakers to the seventh seed in the Western Conference standings, a full game behind the Blazers. Both teams have five games remaining on the schedule. 

The team have also lost eight out of their last ten games.

Vogel had said on Friday that he was "unafraid of the play-in tournament with this team."

The combined win percentage of the Lakers' last five opponents is .485, with the Blazers' opponents winning at .566.