The Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar, Anthony Davis, never fails to surprise us. Off the back of his 39-point performance in Portland, which resulted in a Lakers blowout win, Davis recorded a 50-piece against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
The purple and gold walked away with a 142-125 victory to go 21-3 on the season. But all eyes were on Davis, on what was a special night in Los Angeles.
According to Joey Ramirez, the 26-year-old had become just the 4th Lakers player since 2000 to record 50-points in a game. The others; Kobe Bryant (25), Shaquille O’Neal (1), and LeBron James (1). To complete his statline, Davis had 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 1 block. He shot 20-29 from the field, incredibly not making a 3-pointer. He finished the game a perfect 11-11 with shots from within the restricted area.
Additionally, Davis was 10-10 from the free-throw line. Such performance and domination in back-to-back games really does lock his place as one of, if not the best, bigs in the NBA. Not mentioning his lockdown defense that has been present all season long.
Alongside Anthony Davis’ 50 points, LeBron James recorded 32 points. The two combined for 82. Last time out, against Portland, both totaled 70 points. As per the Lakers, James and Davis are the first pair of teammates to combine for 70+ points in consecutive games since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal in March 2003.
The Lakers now sit 4 full games clear of cross-city rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers, at the top of the Western Conference. All cylinders are firing for the purple and gold, who will be confident of post-season success if superstars Anthony Davis and LeBron James can stay healthy. Along with the strong supporting cast that they have assembled.
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