Anthony Davis’ clutch three-pointer puts Lakers on brink of NBA title

overcame a sluggish start and made a key three-pointer and block late on as the beat the 102-96 on Tuesday to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Finals.

With less than a minute left, Davis hit a long three-pointer to push the advantage to nine and blocked a layup attempt to seal the win and put the Lakers one victory away from their 17th championship and first since 2010.

Davis finished with 22 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 15 and Danny Green added 10 for the Lakers, who didn’t trail at any point in the final 20-plus minutes. The Lakers are now 56-0 this season when leading going into the fourth quarter.

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