If one thing has been learned and solidified after four games, it is Anthony Davis is good at basketball. Not that it ever needed reemphasizing, but for Lakers fans who may have never followed Davis closely enough in New Orleans to fully grasp it, they got a dazzling and historic introduction during the Lakers 120-91 win over the Grizzlies.
Which brings us to tonight’s episodes.
Silver Screen & Roll Podcast
The Alex’s spend a majority of the episode gushing over Davis’ stellar 40-point, 20-rebound performance, and contextualize it within what was a closely contested game for nearly three quarters.
From there our hosts also discuss Kyle Kuzma’s most recent injury update, the rotation questions that will arise with his return and what his expected role might be. And as always, give their predictions for the Lakers’ new few games.
Locked on Lakers
Pete and I start the show by, well, giggling like a couple schoolchildren at just how insanely good Anthony Davis is. It’s night like Tuesday night that really make it easy to wish Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart well on their endeavors in New Orleans.
Quite frankly, that was Shaq-esque from Davis. In fact, he accomplished something no Lakers has since O’Neal had a 40-point, 20-rebound game back in 2003. What an unbelievable performance.
Once we were done marveling at Davis, we got into some aspects of the game and a trend that has become painfully obvious during the Lakers’ current three-game winning streak: Dwight Howard is objectively the better player between him and JaVale McGee. We asked whether the Lakers should make a change in the starting lineup. Pete and I are in a agreement on this one.
This was a fun win, which is wild given how the game started. More of this please, Lakers.
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