Anthony Davis Joins Two Laker Greats In The Record Book’s With Dominant Play

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Lakers star Anthony Davis now more open to playing center

The season as a whole has not started off how the Lakers likely intended it to. With a 5-10 record, the Lakers are fifth in the Pacific Division and thirteenth in the Western Conference. One Laker has carried the team in the last few games and the all-star PF is starting to look like himself again, and he would agree. 

Eight-time all-star Anthony Davis has been absolutely dominant in his past few games for the Lakers. They have won three in a row for the first time this season and would like to build off this momentum. With their 123–92 victory vs the Spurs last night, Davis joined two Laker greats in the record books.

Anthony Davis join Shaquille O’Neal and Elgin Baylor for Lakers record

Anthony Davis is the third Laker in franchise history to have three straight games with at least 30+ plus points and 15+ rebounds. He is tied for second in the league with the most rebounds per game at (12.0). Lebron James has been sidelined for the last four consecutive games and Davis has been doing his best to carry his team while James is out.

In his impressive three-game streak for the Lakers, he’s averaging 35 points while shooting an elite 62 percent from the field. Davis is also shooting 91 percent from the free-throw line in this three-game stretch and has shot at least six free-throws per game. In their win vs the Pistons on Friday, Davis went 18-21 from the free-throw line. He scored 38 points in that game.

Along with the dominant shooting numbers, he’s gotten it done defensively for the Lakers as well. In his last three games he’s averaging (17.1) rebounds, (1.3) steals, and (1.3) blocks per game. His first-year head coach has been more than happy with his all-star PF.

“AD is playing out of his mind,”… “He’s in a great rhythm.” – Darvin Ham

Zach Wolpin is an NBA and NFL expert who's been betting on the league for over three years now. Wolpin has been a fan of the NBA and has been watching for a decade and a half. He covers the latest news and stories surrounding the league daily. His passion in life is watching sports and being able to share that through his sports writing. He has written about the NBA and other sports leagues through various media outlets over the years like Sir Charles In Charge, G-Men HQ, and TAP into South Plainfield. Before he became an NBA News Writer, Wolpin attended Montclair State University where he graduated in 2021. He studied Sports Media and Writing while in school.

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