AD steals the show as Lakers beat Timberwolves

Anthony Davis feels the Los Angeles Lakers are “hitting their stride” after he inspired a 120-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Davis contributed 27 points, 25 rebounds, seven steals, five assists and three blocks in a virtuoso display as the Lakers moved six games above .500 for the first time this season.

“I think we’re hitting our stride right now,” said Davis. 

Read our other sports news stories here:
Gobert fined $100k for money gesture
Knicks struggle in low-scoring tussle with 76ers
Russell Wilson in talks with Steelers, Giants after Broncos release – reports

“We’re just trying to keep going, keep pushing, knowing that just like last year, all we got to do is get in [the play-offs]. We feel like it’s tough for anybody to beat us in a seven-game series. 

“We like our chances against anybody at that point.”

Although Davis admitted to struggling with a shoulder injury, he still stole the show.

“When we’re out there having fun, everybody’s confidence is high,” Davis added to the AP.

“When we’re talking trash to the other team, we’re holding each other accountable, and we’re just playing in the right way. We know what it takes.

“It’s about having consistency of playing that way each and every night.”

LeBron James added 29 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

Minnesota coach Chris Finch was frustrated with his side’s performance and felt his players had made it easy for Davis.

“He should have dominated us. He had size. He had length. He had all that stuff,” said Finch. 

“He was in the paint for seven, eight seconds every time they shot the ball. It’s easy to go get it. But we’ve got to do a better job rooting him out.”

Naz Reid was the Wolves’ star performer with 25 points, including five three-pointers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts