Anthony Davis scored a season-high 50 points and added seven rebounds, six assists, four steals and one block and the Los Angeles Lakers blew out the Minnesota Timberwolves to reach a league-leading 21-3 record. Despite the Wolves tough play for most of the night, the Lakers blew the game open in the fourth quarter, eventually winning 142 to 125.
The Lakers came into the game having won three in a row, partially on the back of their scorching offense, having scored 117 points per 100 possessions on their road trip. While their defense took a hit against the Wolves, the offense continued its strong run of play. The Lakers shot 58.5 percent from the field and hit 14-of-31 3-point attempts and 18-of-20 free throws to run the Wolves out of the gym.
Of course, Minnesota’s offense was potent, as well, with the Wolves hitting 15-of-37 3-point attempts and getting double-digit scoring outputs from eight players. The Lakers were able to limit center Karl-Anthony Towns’ production. however, holding the All-Star to 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting and 1-of-7 shooting from behind the arc.
Davis’ 50 points were matched by LeBron James’ stellar output in only 28 minutes of play due to foul trouble. The All-NBA forward poured in 32 points and 13 assists.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis are the first pair of Lakers teammates to combine for 70+ points in consecutive games since Kobe and Shaq in March 2003.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 9, 2019
With the Lakers’ bench struggling, Alex Caruso picked up the slack to score a season-high 16 points. Danny Green made four 3-pointers and added eight rebounds.
The Lakers demolished the Wolves in transition and around the rim, scoring 32 fast break points and 70 points in the paint.
The Lakers will now embark on a five-game road trip, starting with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.