Anthony Davis scored 42 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 116-108 victory over the Utah Jazz at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.
Aug 3, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) tries to control the ball between Los Angeles Lakers players Dion Waiters (left) , Anthony Davis (3) and Alex Caruso (4) during the second half of a NBA game at The Arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
LeBron James contributed 22 points and nine assists, and Dwight Howard added 11 points as the Lakers improved to 2-1 in restart games, rebounding from a loss to the defending champion Toronto Raptors on Saturday.
Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points, 21 of which came in the first half, and Mike Conley added 24 as the Jazz lost their second consecutive game after winning the opening game of the NBA’s return in central Florida on Thursday.
Philadelphia 76ers 132 – San Antonio Spurs 130
Shake Milton hit a 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds remaining to lift Philadelphia past San Antonio.
Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 27 points and nine rebounds. Tobias Harris scored 25 points, and Josh Richardson added 19 as the 76ers improved to 40-27. M