The pivot Anthony Davis surprised with a triple when the horn sounded and Los angeles lakers they beat this Sunday for 105-103 a los Denver Nuggets in the second game of the Western Conference finals, which now dominate by 2-0 best of seven. Davis ended the match with 31 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks to be the Lakers leading scorer.
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The starting center became the real savior of the Lakers after he scored 22 points in the second half, including the last 10 of the Los Angeles team, when the Nuggets returned to star in another comeback attempt that this time did not prosper due to the genius of Davis.
The Nuggets had lost status down on the scoreboard up to 16 points, but the Serbian pivot Nikola Jokic he scored 11 straight points from Denver down the stretch, including a basket that made it 103-102 with 20 seconds left.
Alex Caruso missed the triple for the Lakers and Jamal Murray blocked guard Danny Green’s shot by sending him out with 2.1 seconds left. Rajon Rondo got under the basket and found Davis on the triple line for the All-Star to hit the triple and put the Lakers halfway to the NBA Finals.
The scream of Anthony Davis after converting the historic triple 🐍🏀pic.twitter.com/hg3ay60wBW
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For its part, LeBron James got a double-double of 26 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks, which also helped the Lakers to victory. Green and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 11 points apiece and completed the list of the four Lakers players who had double-digit numbers.
Jokic became the leader of the Nuggets attack by getting 30 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. While Murray finished with another 25 points, six rebounds, four assists and two ball recoveries. Michael Porter Jr., with 15 points and 4 rebounds, was the sixth player for the Nuggets and the third player on the Denver team to finish with double-digit numbers.
The third game in the series will be played next Tuesday on the same stage at Walt Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.