Anthony Davis led the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers to victory finishing with a season-high 37 PTS, 18 REB & 2 AST on 15-25 FG as the Lakers prevailed over the Brooklyn Nets, 116-103.
Anthony Davis knew he had to have a big game to help the Los Angeles Lakers snap a five-game losing streak. After getting motivation from an unlikely source, he put together his best game of the season.
“I was watching the Green Bay Packers game (against the Dallas Cowboys) and Aaron Rodgers threw a slant to Allen Lazard for 40 yards. He was flexing and that got me motivated,” said Davis, who had a season-high 37 points and 18 rebounds in the Lakers 116-103 victory over the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night.
“I knew I had to dominate to get this win. With LeBron (James) out, a lot of guys lean on me to get the job done.”
Davis grabbed 10 offensive rebounds, which tied a career-high in a regular-season game, as the Lakers led throughout. Davis was averaging only 8.6 points in the second half, but had 21 against the Nets, including 15 in the third quarter.