Los Angeles earned a big win over the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, 123-108. Coming into the game the Lakers and the Pelicans were tied in the Western Conference standings with a 33-35 record. The Lakers won what could be a pivotal game once the end of the season hits. Anthony Davis led the way for the Lakers with 35 points. Lakers’ Head Coach Darvin Ham was pleased with the team’s performance and spoke on it postgame.
Davis “put it on himself to spearhead what you saw today,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said. “But everyone was locked in. Everyone was ready to make a contribution.” Darvin Ham stated.
Anthony Davis led the way for the Lakers with 35 points on 11-for-18 shooting. Davis knocked down 1-for-2 from three. He hit 12-for-13 from the free-throw line. Davis also grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out an assist on the night. Davis spoke on his team’s performance and his postgame.
“It was very important for us, just for standing purposes, tiebreaker purposes and then getting back in the win column,” said Davis, who was the No. 1 overall draft choice by New Orleans in 2012.
“I just wanted to come out ultra aggressive tonight, knowing how important this game was,” Davis added. “Everybody did. We were playing the right way, playing great defensively and sharing the ball offensively, playing together and we were clicking on all cylinders.”
More Lakers Contributions
- Malik Beasley scored 24 points, grabbed two rebounds, and dished out three assists.
- D’Angelo Russell scored 17 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists, and recorded two steals.
- Austin Reaves scored 14 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out five assists, and recorded a steal off the bench.
- Rui Hachimura scored 12 points and grabbed two rebounds off the bench.
The Los Angeles Lakers face the Houston Rockets in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, 3/15. Tip-off from the Toyota Center is at 8 pm Eastern/ 7 pm Central.