Davis’ buzzer-beating three-pointer extends Lakers’ lead

Anthony Davis’ buzzer-beating three-pointer saw the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 105-103 to go 2-0 up in the Western Conference finals.

Forward Davis scored the Lakers’ final 10 points of the game, with 22 of his total 31 coming in the second half.

The Lakers wore ‘Black Mamba’ jerseys in tribute to team legend Kobe Bryant, who died in January.

“Special moment for me, special moment for the team,” said Davis, who also finished with nine rebounds.

“Especially in a situation like that trying to go up 2-0 against a special team, who are great competitors and [fought] for the entire 48 minutes.

“To do something like in the jerseys we wore tonight makes it even more special.”

LeBron James added 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who blew a 16-point lead in the third quarter.

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Lakers Rumors: Latest on Carmelo Anthony and David Griffin’s LeBron Comments

Lakers Rumors: Latest on Carmelo Anthony and David Griffin’s LeBron Comments
Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts after scoring a three-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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It has undoubtedly been a whirlwind offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers. A year after adding superstar LeBron James, they managed to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. This gave the Lakers one of the top duos in the entire league and the core of a potential title contender.

Yet, Los Angeles also got left at the proverbial altar by Kawhi Leonard, who chose to join the cross-town Clippers. With the Clips also acquiring Paul George, it’s debatable whether the Lakers are even the best team in L.A.

The Lakers have done an admirable job of filling out the roster with quality role players, though, adding the likes of Danny Green and DeMarcus Cousins. While missing out on Leonard certainly hurt, there is upside with the roster, and there is potentially room for one more star player.

The Lakers have an open roster spot, and, According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, they’re still targeting former Golden State Warriors sixth man Andre Iguodala.

For the Lakers to get Iguodala, however, they’d first need the Memphis Grizzlies to agree to dealing him, which they aren’t looking to do. Could Los Angeles fill that open spot with Carmelo Anthony instead?

While there has been some chatter about Anthony wanting the ki

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