Anthony Davis Makes History, but the Lakers Lose to Suns in on Tuesday Night


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Well, if you were wondering whether Anthony Davis could continue this forward momentum against better competition, following some dominant games against bad frontcourts, you got your answer Tuesday. Davis was, literally, historically good, dropping 37 points on only 17 shots, then adding 21 rebounds, five steals and five blocks.

He was, it could be argued, the only reason the Lakers, who otherwise were not good offensively as a team (4-22 from 3-point range, 17 turnovers, 0 points combined from Troy Brown, Patrick Beverley, Dennis Schroder and Wenyen Gabriel), were competitive deep into the fourth quarter. And it's an indication of what it means for the Lakers when Davis plays like a guy who could be argued as one of, if not the, best player in the league vs. a more run of the mill All Star.

The Lakers need more of it, and then need LeBron James to elevate once he's back on the floor, which according to Bleacher Report's Chris Haynes is expected to be Friday in San Antonio.

Finally, Patrick Beverley got himself ejected from Tuesday's game for sticking up for Austin Reaves! Specifically for throwing a nasty check into the back of DeAndre Ayton while the Suns center was looming over Reaves, clearly taunting by any standard. A scuffle ensued, and Beverley didn't even wait to head to the locker room, because he knew he was getting tossed.

Little picture, he wasn't offering a ton, anyway. Big picture, is this the sort of thing the Lakers need from him? What is Pat Bev's real niche on this team, given his high net rating but total lack of scoring? On a different team, the answer might be different. On this one, though?

HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky

SEGMENT 1: The Lakers may have lost on Tuesday, but Anthony Davis certainly won.

SEGMENT 2: Did the Lakers do enough to make the three game win streak seem like a legitimate moment of positivity and something to build on, rather than a mirage fueled by bad competition?

SEGMENT 3: Pat Bev gets tossed!

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