Lakers information – Anthony Davis highlights from wild win over Clippers

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The NBA bubble teams made their dramatic return on Thursday evening, starting with the New Orleans Pelicans against the Utah Jazz. While the restart’s debut was indeed a thriller, it was impossible to top what was next to come.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers are highly considered the two best teams in the Western Conference. On Thursday night, we saw the first of what could be many showdowns this summer fall.

About Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, the second-most behind the Boston Celtics.
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team began playing in Minneapolis, calling themselves the Minneapolis Lakers. Initially a member of the NBL, the Lakers won the 1948 NBL championship before joining the rival Basketball Association of America, where they would win five of the next six championships, led by star George Mikan. After struggling financially in the late 1950s following Mikan’s retirement, they relocated to Los Angeles before the 1960–61 season.
Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles made the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s, but lost each series to the Celtics, beginning their long and storied rivalry. In 1968, the Lakers acquired four-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Wilt Chamberlain, and won their sixth NBA title—and first in Los Angeles—in 1972, led by new head coach Bill Sharman. After the retirement of West and Chamberlain, the team acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who also won multiple MVP awards, but was unable to make the Finals in the late 1970s.
The 1980s Lakers were nicknamed “Showtime” due to their fast break-offense led by Magic Johnson. The team won five championships in a nine-year span, and contained Hall of Famers Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and was led by Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley. After Abdul-Jabbar and Johnson retired, the team struggled in the early 1990s, before acquiring Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in 1996. With the duo, who were led by another Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, the team won three consecutive titles between 2000 to 2002, securing the franchise its second “three-peat”. The Lakers won two more championships in 2009 and 2010, but failed to regain their former glory in the following decade.
The Lakers hold the record for NBA’s longest winning streak, 33 straight games, set during the 1971–72 season. Twenty-six Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while four have coached the team. Four Lakers—Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson, O’Neal, and Bryant—have won the NBA MVP Award for a total of eight awards.

Lakers News: Anthony Davis highlights from wild win over Clippers

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With some of the game’s biggest stars lacing it up, former Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis stole the show. He willed the Lakers to a narrow win over the Clippers, scoring 34 points while making 16/17 free throws.

During a rather off-night on the offensive end of the court for teammate LeBron James, Davis proved once again how he’s one of the few players in the NBA who simply can’t be guarded. The Clippers had no answer for the former Wildcat and the box score/game’s outcome spoke true to that.

Lakers News: Anthony Davis highlights from wild win over Clippers

This surely won’t be the last time these two teams meet. And if the Lakers are to further advance past the Clippers, Davis will be the deciding factor.

Sounds like a relatively “hot” take considering how undermanned the Lakers are.

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