The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday in the return game of Anthony Davis after more than a month injured as well as the debut of Rui Hachimura with those in purple and gold (113-104).
With 4:22 in the first quarter he jumped onto the field Davis, who had not played due to a right foot injury since December 18.
After twenty games away from the fields, the center was the top scorer for the Lakers with 21 points (7 of 15 on shots) and 12 rebounds (5 of them offensive) in 26 minutes coming off the bench and also left a good feeling in defense with 4 blocks.
“I felt great, I felt good. The foot is fine.” Davis told the American broadcast as soon as the match ended.
In addition to the expected return of Davis, Lakers fans were also looking forward to seeing Hachimura’s premiere, Arrived this week from the Washington Wizards (by Kendrick Nunn) and who in his first game with the Angels added 12 points (4 of 7 shooting) and 6 rebounds.
LeBron James touched the triple-double with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists and is only 158 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the top scorer in NBA history (38,387 points).
In addition, LeBron, with his only triple of the night (in six attempts), overtook Jamal Crawford and is already the ninth player with the most hits out of three in history with 2,222.
With Davis and Hachimura already in the rotation, the Lakers, third from bottom in the West (23-26), will begin a tough five-game road trip on Saturday. with a very special duel in Boston against their eternal rivals, the Celtics.
Their demanding journey will continue with games against the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans.
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