NBA record was built in the Los Angeles Lakers’ dominant 120-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies by both equally of their two All-Star gamers, LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
James continued to shift up in the record guides as he built five free throws in the match, inserting him in a tie for seventh with Jerry West on the all-time free throws built record. James and West every single sit with 7,160 free throws.
So much, James has built 20 free throws all through the 2019-20 NBA period. Must he continue being on this speed, he will also surpass both equally Dirk Nowitzki (7,240) and Michael Jordan (7,327) and shift into fifth on the all-time record. Karl Malone (9,787) is the all-time leader adopted by Moses Malone (8,531), Kobe Bryant (8,378), Oscar Robertson (7,694).
As for Anthony Davis, the newest Laker hit a range of historical milestones in his 40-level, 20-rebound evening.
Davis compiled his 40-20 match in just 31 minutes. It broke the file for fewest minutes performed in a 40-20 match, established by Elgin Baylor who essential just 33 minutes in his 46-level, 22-rebound efficiency against the Detroit Pistons in 1961. It was also the first 40-20 match due to the fact Joel Embiid final period against the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 14, 2018.
Davis became the sixth Laker to notch a 40-20 match, becoming a member of Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, George Mikan, and Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal was also the most the latest Laker to attain the mark with a 48-level, 20-rebound efficiency on March 21, 2003 against the Boston Celtics.
Totally free throws were being a major aspect of Davis’ evening as he knocked down 26-of-27 from the line. His 26 built free throws is a Lakers file for a single match. The former file was held by current teammate Dwight Howard who built 25-of-39 on March 12, 2013 against the Orlando Magic.
The 26-12 months-outdated also became just the fourth participant in league record to make at minimum 26 free throws in a match and the first due to the fact Jordan in 1987. The all-time file for free throws built in a match is held by Wilt Chamberlain who built 28 of them in his renowned 100-level match in 1962.
18 of Davis’ 26 free throws also came in the third quarter alone, breaking Vince Carter‘s file for most free throws built in any quarter, which he established with 16 in 2005.
Davis also became the third Lakers participant at any time to compile 100 details, 10 helps, and 10 blocks in his first four video games with the staff, becoming a member of O’Neal and Abdul-Jabbar now.