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Led by Anthony Davis’s 30 points and 23 rebounds, the No. 7 seed Los Angeles Lakers defeat the No. 6 seed Golden State Warriors in Game 1, 117-112. LeBron James added 22 points and 11 rebounds in the victory, while Stephen Curry (27 points, 6 3pt. FG) and Klay Thompson (25 points, 6 3pt. FG) combined for 52 points for the Warriors. The Lakers lead the best-of-seven series, 1-0, with Game 2 taking place on Thursday, May 4 (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN).
Since blocks were tracked in 1973-74, Anthony Davis joins Tim Duncan (twice) as the only players in NBA Playoff history to record 30+ points, 20+ rebounds, 5+ assists and 4+ blocks in a playoff game.
Anthony Davis becomes the 5th player in Lakers franchise history to record 30+ points and 20+ rebounds in a game, joining:
Elgin Baylor (11 times)
Shaquille O’Neal (9 times)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2 times)
Wilt Chamberlain (2 times)
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole becomes the 1st trio in NBA Playoff history to record 6+ 3pt. FG in a playoff game.
Kevon Looney recorded his 4th game this postseason with 20+ rebounds, the most in a single postseason since Dwight Howard, 2009