Anthony Davis was on fire as the Los Angeles Lakers recorded a much-needed victory against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
LeBron James was held out on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers at Crypto.com Arena due to a left calf contusion he sustained on Friday.
Davis stepped up to deliver, even if it was not the Lakers’ best win.
He had 30 points on 10-of-20 field-goal shooting and 10-of-12 from the free throw line, 13 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots.
Austin Reaves also helped out with 18 points and four assists in 28 minutes. Davis sat out Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets and on that night, L.A. got outrebounded 57-34 and was outscored in the paint 68-42.
When he came into the match, he scored nine points in the fourth, grabbing four rebounds, handing out one assist, and making all three of his free throws.
“For me personally, I just wanted to be back in the game and get control of the game again,” Davis said.
“We weren’t getting good looks offensively. We were forcing shots or no-pass shots, things like that. So, I just see that going on, I walked to the table and checked myself in,” Davis said.
He played 41 minutes and was a plus-17 in the plus-minus department.