Davis scores season-high 37, Lakers beat Nets to snap skid
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis had a season-high 37 factors and 18 rebounds because the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-103 on Sunday night time to snap a five-game dropping streak.
Davis grabbed 10 offensive rebounds, which tied a career-high in a regular-season recreation, because the Lakers led all through. Davis was averaging solely 8.6 factors within the second half, however had 21 in opposition to the Nets, together with 15 within the third quarter.
Lonnie Walker IV added 25 factors for Los Angeles, which was lacking LeBron James for the second straight recreation as a consequence of an left adductor pressure.
Kevin Durant led the Nets with 31 factors, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Cam Thomas got here off the bench to attain 15 factors and Edmond Sumner added 13.
The Lakers led by 16 with lower than 4 minutes remaining within the third, however the Nets rallied to shut to 91-87 on a two free throws by Durant with 8:27 remaining within the fourth quarter. The Lakers then blew it open with a 15-2 run, together with seven factors by Walker and 4 from Davis.
Los Angeles’ largest lead was 18 with 4 minutes remaining.
Kyrie Irving missed his sixth straight recreation as a part of a group suspension for refusing to say he had no antisemitic beliefs,
Los Angeles had a 55-46 lead at halftime. The Lakers prolonged their benefit to 77-61 with 3:56 remaining within the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Walker earlier than the Nets scored 11 straight factors and closed the quarter on a 16-3 run.
Nets: Nic Claxton suffered a left eye contusion in the course of the third quarter and didn’t return. … Markieff Morris made a crosscourt shot on the finish of the primary half, but it surely occurred after the buzzer. … Ben Simmons was declared out one hour earlier than tipoff as a consequence of left knee soreness. … Seth Curry (left ankle) sat out after taking part in 26 minutes on Saturday in a win over the Clippers.
Lakers: Austin Reaves had 15 factors whereas Russell Westbrook had 14 factors and 12 assists. … Walker scored 11 of the Lakers’ first 20 factors.
Nets: At the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.
Lakers: Host the Detroit Pistons Friday.
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