As the Los Angeles Lakers sported the black 'Mamba' jerseys in Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets, Anthony Davis had a Kobe-esque game.
With 2.1 seconds remaining, the Brow called game by knocking down a game-winning buzzer-beating three over Nikola Jokic to give the Lakers a 105-103 win and the 2-0 series lead.
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Just after the shot, it seemed like he yelled 'KOBE' after he turned around. Postgame, he confirmed that he did indeed pay tribute to the Laker legend, per Lakers' reporter Mike Trudell.
Anthony Davis said he yelled "KOBE" after hitting the game-winner tonight 🙏 pic.twitter.com/VZ7z7bQQsD- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 21, 2020
With the shot, Davis became the seventh player in Lakers history to have knocked down a buzzer-beating game-winner in the playoffs.
Only seven players in Lakers history have hit a game-winning playoff buzzer-beater:- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 21, 2020
- Jerry West
- Elgin Baylor
- Robert Horry
- Derek Fisher
- Kobe Bryant
- Metta World Peace
It's not just the shot. AD was clutch in this game, scoring the last 10 points for the Lakers as the Nuggets made it interesting by coming back from 16 down to the take the lead.
In the second game of his first Conference Finals series, Davis scored 22 of his game-high 31 points in the second half which meant Nikola Jokic's late-game heroics went in vain.
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Both big men were responsible for the final 22 points of the game but the Brow's game-winner gave him the final say.
"I want to take those shots," Davis said in his oncourt postgame interview with TNT's Allie LaForce. "It's part of the legacy. I want those shots. I want the big-time plays."
"We never want to lose in these jerseys. We never want to lose at all." - @AntDavis23 pic.twitter.com/KYlr1jJNeU- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 21, 2020
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