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Anthony Davis Makes NBA History In Lakers Win Sunday Night

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While they began the 2022-23 season with a 2-10 record, the Los Angeles Lakers have begun to show things around largely because of Anthony Davis and his monumental contributions on the ground.

Having quite a few 30-point double-double performances near the tip of November, Davis put together certainly one of his best games of his profession on Sunday night against the Washington Wizards with 55 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks.

Not only did Davis turn into the primary Lakers’ player with a 50-point, 15-rebound game on 70 percent shooting since Wilt Chamberlain in 1969, but in keeping with NBA History, he’s the primary player to total 99 points, 27 rebounds, and 6 blocks in a 2-game span since blocks became official in 1973-74.

Only nine other players in league history have recorded at the very least 55 points and 17 rebounds in a game and Anthony Davis now puts himself on a listing with Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Mikan, Bob Pettit, Karl Malone, Shaquille O’Neal and Karl-Anthony Towns.

“This does not surprise me,” Davis told Fox Sports. “That is what I’m speculated to be doing. That is what I do know I’m able to doing. It is not a thing where I’m excited how I’m playing. It’s like a, ‘That is what I’m speculated to do’ feeling. I actually have high expectations of myself, so, after I don’t play how I need to play, I’m my very own biggest critic.

“But when I proceed to maintain playing like this, and if our team continues to maintain playing like this, we could possibly be really good.”

The Los Angeles Lakers now find themselves 10-12 on the season and so they have won eight of their last ten games. They’re certainly one of the most well liked teams within the league straight away and Los Angeles has truly made up for what was a dreadful begin to the brand new season.

There remains to be loads of work to be done to ensure that the Lakers to work their way back into the playoff picture and into the championship conversation, but performances like this one on Sunday night from Anthony Davis will go a great distance in reshaping the longer term for the Lakers. 

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