30P 23R fierce’ Following LeBron, Davis also summons legends
Following LeBron James, Anthony Davis also summoned the legends of the LA Lakers.
Davis started on the 3rd (Korean time) in the first leg of the 2nd round of the 2023 NBA Western Conference Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, USA, and made a big success with 30 points, 23 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocked shots in 32 minutes and 56 seconds. did. The Lakers overcame the baseline by winning 117-112 with James (22 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocked shots) also creating a double-double.
James played an active role with 22 points, 20 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocked shots in the 4th game of the 1st round against the Memphis Grizzlies on the 25th of last month, summoning the legends of the Lakers. According to the local media’The Athletic’, James was the first Lakers player to write 20-20 since Shaquille O’Neal in 2004.
James also compiled the oldest playoff record of 20-20 at the time. The previous record was held by Wilt Chamberlain at 36 years and 262 days, and James surpassed it by about two years to reach 20-20 at 38 years and 115 days.
Following James, Davis also stood shoulder to shoulder with Lakers legends. ‘ESPN’ reported that “Davis was the fifth case after O’Neill, Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Elgin Baylor that a Lakers player recorded 30 points and 20 or more rebounds in the playoffs.”
James also said, “It deserves to be mentioned alongside the legends. AD (Davis’ nickname) could rise to No. 3 among the players mentioned. He continues to prove why he is one of the best players in the league.”
Davis recorded 23 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in the first half, signaling an unusual start. The field goal rate reached 90% (9/10)ㅋㅋㅋ벳, and all 5 free throws were successful. In the first half, he already dominated Golden State’s bottom of the goal, posting a record close to his all-season playoff average (22.1 points, 11.9 rebounds).
Davis said, “My teammates passed so that they could attack in an easy chance. Most of the points came through pick-and-rolls. When I got the ball, I tried to be aggressive, and I also tried to save my teammates’ chances,” he said.
Davis continued, “Golden State will come out in Game 2 with a different defense ready. Our team also needs to prepare more for this part, and I will also be more aggressive.”