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Anthony Davis reacts to joining Kobe Bryant in Lakers’ record books

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Anthony Davis was spectacular for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, leading his team to a hard-fought 116-108 victory against a formidable Utah Jazz side. Davis also matched a few records thanks to Sunday’s performance, and in the process, entered the history books for the Lakers alongside the late, great Kobe Bryant.

Davis was asked to comment about his achievement following the game, and the 6-foot-10 big man acknowledged that it’s an absolute honor for him to be mentioned in the same breath as Kobe.

 

Davis matched a few Kobe records on the evening, with the first being the most 20-point first-half outings in a Lakers uniform:

Davis finished the contest with 42 points, which was his fifth this season.

Davis’ final stat line was simply amazing: 42 points on 13-of-28 shooting, four 3-pointers, 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals, and a block.

For his part, LeBron James also had a great game for LA, logging 22 points (on 9-of-16 shooting), two triples, eight rebounds, nine assists, two steals, and a block. He combined with Davis to match yet another Kobe-related Lakers record.

Quite an evening for Davis, right? More importantly, the Lakers were able to clinch the first overall seed in the Western Conference with this victory tonight.

LA still has five more seeding games from here on out, and it would not be surprising if Davis, LeBron, and a few other guys on the Lakers side are given a few nights off. At this point, LA can now focus their full attention in preparing for what should be a grueling playoff run ahead.