Los Angeles forward Anthony Davis shot 20-of-29 from the floor and hit all ten of his free throws to score 50 points in Sunday’s 142-125 Lakers victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The 50 points marks Davis’s high point total for the season. His performance also outshined a 32-point, 13-assist effort from teammate LeBron James. The win was the Lakers fourth straight and improved the team’s home record to 10-2 on the season.
Davis had 27 points at halftime and 42 through three quarters. That mark bested his previous season-high of 41 against New Orleans on Nov. 27. Surprisingly, Minnesota was able to stay in the game trailing by just seven, 110-103, at the end of the third quarter.
The Timberwolves managed to stay in the game with a strong performance from their five starters. All five scored at least 12 points led by Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins who both scored 19.
The 50 points scored by Davis is not a career high. Davis scored 59 points against the Detroit Pistons back in February of 2016. He also had 20 rebounds in that game.
With 4:39 remaining in Sunday’s win over Minnesota, Davis hit a floater that gave him his 50th point. It was the fourth time in his career that Davis hit the 50-point mark. He added seven rebounds and six assists.
Los Angeles has now won 14 of its last 15 games. The only loss was to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers head to Orlando to face the Magic on Wednesday night, which is the first game of a five-game road trip.