Lakers’ Anthony Davis lauds LeBron James’ passing skills
LOS ANGELES – After resting their superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis on Monday against the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center, head coach Frank Vogel gave his two leaders some run on the floor on Wednesday against Steve Kerr’s team.
Although Davis had a solid all-around performance with 10 rebounds, eight points, and eight assists in his first game in front of the Lakers faithful on their home floor, it was LeBron that stole the show as he showed off his passing skills.
“He makes everybody better,” Davis said of James’ playmaking ability. “He draws a lot of attention. So, therefore, we get a lot of open shots.”
The three-time NBA champion finished with a game-high 11 assists in only 25 minutes on the floor. Vogel wanted to play his superstar duo at least 30 minutes on Wednesday, but he really didn’t need to with the performance that was put on display.
Not only was LeBron locked in with his 18 points and 11 assists, but the team was hitting shots from all over the floor against the Stephen Curry-less Warriors.
“The more and more he draws a crowd, the more open shots we’re going to get, and we have enough guys and enough shooters where they can make plays from that,” Davis said of James.
The Lakers were firing on all cylinders on Wednesday with the team lights out from beyond the arc. Los Angeles hit 13 shots from three-point range finishing at 68.4 percent. Five players hit at least two shots from deep, including Avery Bradley and Quinn Cook connecting on eight of their 10 attempts combined.
The Lakers showed just how dominant they could be offensively as they went on to crush the Warriors, 126-93.
Now the Lakers will head up north for their preseason finale at the Chase Center. It’ll be the fourth time this team has faced Golden State before even heading into the regular season, which begins on Oct. 22.