Davis salutes Lakers' defense after tough win

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 14 Feb 2020

Anthony Davis scored a team-high 33 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Denver 120-116 in overtime in the final game before the NBA All-Star break for two of the top teams in the Western Conference.

"Our defense got us back in the game," said Davis, who scored seven points in the extra period. "We wanted to make sure we came in and got a win on the road heading into the All-Star game."

LeBron James, pictured, showed his all-around game, finishing with a triple double of 32 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds and making several clutch stops on defense.

It was his 12th triple double of the season to go level with Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks for the league lead.

Nikola Jokic finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who missed their final five shots in overtime. Jamal Murray led Denver with 32 points and 10 assists.

Elsewhere, TJ Warren scored 35 points as the Indiana Pacers ended a six-game losing skid with a 118-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee clawed their way back from a 25-point second-quarter deficit to go within five points early in the fourth, but the Pacers were able to hang on to pull out a welcome win.

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