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Lakers’ Anthony Davis reacts to making Western Conference Finals for first time in his career

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar big man Anthony Davis is headed to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in his career, and the Chicago native couldn’t be more excited about it.

When the Lakers acquired Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans during the summer of 2019, most pundits predicted Los Angeles would get to the conference finals since they have two of the best players in the NBA leading the way in Davis and LeBron James.

After the Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets in the second round, Davis admitted his first season with Los Angeles has been everything he expected it to be:

“It just feels like everything is falling into place,” Anthony Davis said, via SB Nation’s Silver Screen and Roll.

“When I got here, obviously the goal was to win championships and we’re eight wins away. It’s been a great process for me. It’s been great being around the guys that we have, obviously it’s been great being around ‘Bron, him helping me through it all. Obviously, at this point now, the Western Conference Finals is new for me, so that process is going to be fun, but it’s everything that I envisioned.”

The Lakers will play the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Denver Nuggets series in the Western Conference Finals. The series is tied at 3-3 after the Nuggets won Games 5 and 6 to force a Game 7, which is scheduled for Tuesday. The Western Conference Finals will start on Friday, meaning Los Angeles is getting a nice break.

Davis has been a monster for the Lakers thus far in the 2020 playoffs. The seven-time All-Star is averaging 27.6 points, 10.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game while shooting 58.6 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line.