Published: Tue, December 10, 2019
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Davis joins James and Bryant as 50-point Lakers

Davis joins James and Bryant as 50-point Lakers

Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Davis' performance was "one for the ages" adding it was a "old-school, smash mouth way of getting 50, no threes".

It wasn't until the fourth quarter that the Lakers could finally relax, with Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins keeping Davis informed on his progress before he finally got to 50 for the first time since February 26, 2018.

Anthony Davis was unstoppable on the offensive end, scoring a season-high 50 points on 20-of-29 shooting.

"It's been fun", said Davis, who joined the Lakers in the summer. In short, they're really potent on offense. Their 142 points were the most the Lakers have scored in a regulation game since 1989.

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LeBron James had 32 points and 13 assists despite committing four fouls in the first half. On March 3, 1985, Kevin McHale had 56 points and Larry Bird had 30 points and 10 assists (and 15 rebounds) in a 138-129 win against the Detroit Pistons.

Davis already has two very memorable games in his new uniform, first posting a 40-point, 20-rebound effort earlier in the season and now adding this 50-point milestone to a bevy of accolades in his young career. Per Elias Sports, only LeBron James (16 games) and Cedric Ceballos (22nd) needed fewer games to reach the 50-point mark in L.A.

Going back further, Shaquille O'Neal, Cedric Ceballos, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, George Mikan and Gail Goodrich are the other Lakers to have at least one 50-point game in the Purple and Gold.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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