Davis came into the night with 15,944 career points, which ranked 120th, and he has now passed Hall of Famer Pete Maravich (15,948) for 119th.
The next player for Davis to pass will be Kiki Vandeweghe (15,980).
Davis came into the night with averages of 25.8 points, 13.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.8 blocks per contest while shooting 52.7% from the field and 42.9% from the three-point range.
In Monday's victory over the Magic, the former Kentucky star had 26 points, 19 rebounds, five assists, one steal, and three blocks while shooting 12/18 from the field in 38 minutes of playing time.
Davis ended Wednesday's 130-125 overtime victory over the Clippers with 27 points (10-18 FG, 7-9 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, four blocks and two steals in 48 minutes.
Davis is in his 12th season in the NBA (his fifth with the Lakers) and has career averages of 24.0 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 blocks per contest while shooting 51.9% from the field and 30.0% from the three-point range in 664 regular season games.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.
On This Day In UK Basketball History
- On December 5, 1953, Cliff Hagan scored 51 points against Temple.
- On December 5, 1953, Cawood Ledford broadcasts his first game as the radio “Voice of the Wildcats.”
- On December 5, 2009, freshman John Wall bounced back from a bout with dehydration and a queasy encounter with an IV drip to finish with 16 points -- including the clinching free throws with 4.3 seconds left -- seven assists, five rebounds and three steals to lift the Wildcats to a 68-66 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels. This was the first signature win of Calipari's tenure and proved his rebuilding job was well ahead of schedule.