The Lakers have hope: Anthony Davis sweeps Washington with 55 points and 17 rebounds

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The Lakers have hope: Anthony Davis sweeps Washington with 55 points and 17 rebounds

With an astounding 55 points and 17 rebounds, Anthony Davis This Sunday he was the ideal commander of the Los Angeles Lakers in their victory in Washington against the Wizards (119-130).

The center, in excellent shape and who is going through his best moment since the 'bubble' of 2020, put in an effort. 22 of 30 shooting from the field (2 of 3 from 3-pointers), he was perfect from the personal line (9 of 9) and had a total of 10 goals. plus an assist and 3 blocks.

“I feel confident in every shot, and the team also puts me in a position for that. I think today is a good combination of my timing and the team's. I play with an aggressive mentality and my body is It's fantastic, I work a lot in the gym,” said Mr. Davis, 29, at the end of the match.

These 55 points give him the second-best individual performance so far this season, behind only the 59 goals scored by NBA. Joel Embiid.

Davis and Embiid are on the list of five players who have surpassed 50 points this season along with Devin Booker < /strong>(51), Darius Garland (51) and Stephen Curry (50).

This jaw-dropping recital from Davis arrived in London. just two days after he also made his mark in Milwaukee against the Bucks of Giannis Antetokounmpo with 44 points and 10 rebounds.

Gasol praised

In his last ten games, Davishe has exceeded in each and every one of them the 70% success rate in field goals and in six of those games he scored 12 points. They have at least 30 points and their spectacular level is the hope that the Lakers cling to to get out of the Western Conference qualifying pit and look towards the play-off zone. .

Social networks echoed Davis' display and one of those who joined in praising the center was the Spanish Pau Gasol, Whose jersey will be yours? retired by the Lakers in March.

“AD is totally going out!” Tweeted Gasol in a message in which he encouraged the He encouraged the Lakers (10-12) to continue their good progress.

After a frightful start to the season (2-10), those in purple and gold have chained a promising 8-2 in their They have last ten games and have two consecutive victories on their tour of the East, which will continue for the first time. Tuesday in Cleveland against the Cavaliers.

In their duel against the Wizards, the Lakers were winning by 29 points in the third quarter but in the last quarter they got carried away and Washington arrived. This brought them to within 9 points without finishing the comeback.

LeBron James also highlighted his performance. in Los Angeles with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists while the best for the Wizards, who have lost three consecutive games, were Kristaps Porzingis (27 points and 9 rebounds) and Kyle Kuzma< /strong> (26 points and 7 rebounds)