Last night against the up and down Minnesota Timberwolves Anthony Davis, Forward/Center added another 50 point game to his legacy. A spectacular display of dunks and lay-ups to a devastatingly high point performance is just another dazzling example of how this star is illuminating in Los Angeles.
With the 142-125 win, The Lakers are pushing their current winning streak to 4 games. The lakers are diving into a tough stretch of games, after having early success during the season. Now leading the Western Conference in the win-loss record at 21-3.
The miraculous stat of the night: 69.0 fg%. This was Davis’ overall percentage throughout the night. Davis went 20-29 from the field, an impressive display of scoring, and on top of that, the points were all worth 2 points apiece! Davis also went 10 for 10 on free throws, adding seven rebounds, six assists, four steals, and one block.
What’s more impressive is that this massive display of dominance was against Karl Anthony-Towns who is also thought to be one of the NBA’s best big men. This game proved who was the better big man. Davis Dominated Towns in 39 minutes of destruction and humiliation according to screenandroll.com. Towns finished with 19 points, four rebounds, and eight assists.
when asked about scoring 50, Davis responded,
“My teammates kept giving me the ball and they were saying, ‘Go get 50,’” Davis said. “At that point, you try to go get 50.” –La Times
Towns is just another victim in Davis’ rampage on the NBA’s best big man. Last week Davis dominated Nikola Jokic of Denver, Utah’s Rudy Gobert, and Hassan Whiteside of Portland, all noteworthy Big men in the NBA.
“Going against another great big man in Karl-Anthony Towns and obviously you get up for some of those games,” Davis said.
Davis was coming off of a 39 point game in three-quarters last game, He carried his hot shooting into last night’s game. His teammates egging him on at halftime, and throughout the second half.
Lebron James also contributed with 32 points and 13 assists, when asked about Davis” performance he said,
“He was efficient all night. Getting the ball exactly where he wanted it. Mid-post, low post, perimeter. He can do it all, so it’s our job to continue giving him the ball.”
Davis scored the final basket with a floater to seal the 50.
“To do something like that in front of these great fans, with a historical franchise and my teammates, especially the way we’ve been playing, it was nothing but amazing,” Davis said.
the Lakers continue their dominance going into one of the toughest stretches in their schedule, testing the championship pedigree of this nearly unstoppable team. The Lakers face the Orlando Magic on Wednesday at 7 pm next.