VIDEO: Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma puts Warriors’ Juan Toscano-Anderson on a poster
We’re used to seeing Los Angeles forward Kyle Kuzma simply waiting around the three-point line. On Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center, the 6-foot-8 forward attacked the rim with ill intent.
With under three minutes left in the third period, Kuzma punished the Dubs’ Juan Toscano-Anderson’s attempt for a chase-down block by throwing down a vicious right-handed hammer.
Following a steal by Anthony Davis, Kuzma went full steam ahead on the break. He used a nifty euro step to evade Ky Bowman’s defense followed by a strong finish to complete the highlight.
Kuzma throws it down… AND ONE. pic.twitter.com/4BVYseh8MC
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 28, 2020
Kuzma even absorbed contact for good measure and earned himself a bonus attempt on the line. He followed Kentavious Caldwell Pope’s slam in the previous play.
After a slow start this year, Kuzma has emerged as the third-leading scorer for the Purple and Gold this season. He is averaging 12.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists on 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 31.7 percent from 3-point range.
The Lakers, meanwhile, blew the game wide open in the third quarter after outscoring the home team, 40-17.
Follow NBA games live by downloading the ClutchPoints App and heading to the scores tab under the NBA section.
You can listen and subscribe to the Battle for LA podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud. You can also find new episodes of Battle for LA, the ClutchPoints NBA Podcast, and Establish the Pass under the Podcast tab on the ClutchPoints home page.