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Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook pace Lakers in overtime win over Spurs

Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times on

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Westbrook had six points in the overtime, including a dunk that had his teammates yelling from the bench.

“Especially with Bron being out, we understand that with that comes the responsibility making guys around us better,” Westbrook said. “And tonight, I thought AD did a great job of just being aggressive all night, miss and makes, finishing well around the basket. He was big for us tonight.”

Davis was scrambling for a defensive rebound late when he fell to the court clutching his left knee with 32.2 seconds left and the score tied 114-114 after colliding with Spurs guard Dejounte Murray.

He eventually was helped up, walked around for a few minutes and returned to the game. He scored twice in the overtime, his put-back that gave the Lakers a 123-121 lead his biggest basket of the game.

“It’s like a little stinger,” Davis said. “A little stinger and then I started moving and it kind of went away. I kept playing. Still felt it a little bit. But finished the game and I’ll see how it is when I wake tomorrow.”

Malik Monk started in place of James, and he provided some timely outside shooting.

Monk had 17 points in 39 minutes. His 31-foot 3-pointer gave the Lakers a 114-112 lead with 58.3 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

 

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Update: The Lakers and Thunder will be on the second night of back-to-back games, with Oklahoma City hosting Golden State Tuesday night. The Thunder were winless (0-3) before facing the Warriors. The Thunder have just two players averaging double figures, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (20.0) and Mike Muscala (11.0). The Thunder are ranked 29th in the NBA in scoring, averaging just 93.3 points per game.

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