- Davis shot 22-of-30 from the sphere and went 9-of-9 on the free throw line in 38 minutes of motion.
- He added 17 rebounds and three blocks to safe his tenth consecutive double-double.
- It marks the fifth 50-point efficiency of Davis’ profession and his first since 2019.
- Davis turns into the primary Laker with back-to-back 40-point video games since Kobe Bryant in March 2013.
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— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 5, 2022
Davis’ scorching streak continues because the eight-time All-Star posted Sunday’s numbers after a 44-point, 10-rebound efficiency in Friday’s win over Milwaukee.
With Sunday’s efficiency, he additionally turns into simply the second participant with 55 factors, 15 rebounds and three blocks in a sport since blocks turned official in 1973-74, becoming a member of Kevin McHale who achieved the feat on March 3, 1985, per ESPN Stats & Info.
The Lakers have now gained eight of their final 10 video games after an anemic 2-10 begin to the season.
What Davis’ play has meant to Lakers
Davis is presently taking part in the perfect basketball of his profession. His 55-point efficiency in opposition to the Wizards marked the second-most factors he’s scored in an NBA sport. He’s been the perfect participant in basketball for practically a month.
Davis has now scored 20-plus factors and 10-plus rebounds in 10 straight video games, with 5 of these video games being 30-plus-point and 15-plus-rebound video games. He’s posting first-option scoring totals whereas gobbling up double-digit rebounds and manning one of many league’s finest — and smallest — defenses as its major rim-protector.
This model of Davis is rewriting the Lakers’ ceiling for this season. He’s develop into the Lakers’ finest participant and undisputed point of interest on each side of the ball. If the Lakers can discover the proper deal or offers to enhance their roster, bringing in one other 3-and-D wing and/or massive that enhances Davis, they may ascend into the Play-In event and presumably develop into a playoff lock. — Buha
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