On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 120-107 thanks to a devastating scoring burst from Anthony Davis.

Davis scored 37 points to lead the Lakers to a resounding victory at home in front of their Staples Center crowd.

The Sixers held a 13-point lead late in the first quarter, but the Lakers came storming back in the second to force a tie.

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With Davis’s 18-point performance in the second quarter, the Lakers outscored the Sixers 37-19 to take a 65-54 halftime lead.

LeBron James contributed 22 points, 14 assists, and 7 rebounds as the Lakers built a comfortable lead in the third and went on to win handily in the fourth.

The victory puts the Lakers in striking distance of securing a postseason berth.

They are first in the Western Conference with 47 victories and only 13 losses.

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Davis Admitted, “We were Dreadful in the First Quarter.”

No, we weren’t wed to our strategy. We had to rally in the second quarter to restart the momentum. It is not sustainable for us to use offensive as a means to compensate for a lack of defence.

However, Davis claimed that the Lakers were gradually adopting a playoff mentality as the regular season neared its conclusion.

We’re getting there. “We’re not too far off,” he reassured us. “We can always improve in some areas.”

Boston’s “Masterpiece” The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Boston Celtics 129-120 in overtime on the road thanks largely to a career-high 51 points by Caris LeVert.

LeVert was on fire, making 17 of his last 26 shots (65.4 percent) from the field, but the Celtics still lost, dropping to 41-18 in the East.

The 25-year-old LeVert scored 37 points in the second half. Even the Nets’ 11-2 rout of the Celtics in overtime was included in his final total.

When you consider that Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson has already been without new addition Kevin Durant for the entire season and has also lost Kyrie Irving for the rest of the year due to season-ending surgery, LeVert’s spectacular performance comes at a very convenient moment.

Atkinson acknowledged that the squad’s absence of key players was less than ideal, but added, “We’ve also learnt a lot about the team, learned a lot about our players.”

From adversity and conflict come invaluable lessons… From my point of view, this season has been incredibly educational.

One who says, “We have to wait till next year” I responded, “No, we’re constructing for the following year.”

LeVert has also Gained the Endorsement of the Hurt Durant.

Durant tweeted, “That 50 was great, Vert.” The phrase “Thank you for that masterpiece” comes to mind.

The win brought the Nets’ record to 26-33, keeping them on track for the postseason. Eighth in the East is Brooklyn.

On the same night, the Los Angeles Clippers continued their winning streak with a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

For the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points, followed by Paul George (16 points), and Montrezl Harrell (10 points) (16). The Clippers have won 42 games and lost only 19. They are now in second place in the Western Conference.

Doc Rivers, head coach of the Clippers, has no concerns about Leonard’s fitness level heading into the postseason.

Rivers has stated that Kawhi is now physically capable of guarding anyone. He can stop worrying about running out of minutes. No longer does he have any limits placed upon him.

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Tim Duncan’s first game as interim head coach of the San Antonio Spurs ended in victory, 104-103 over the Charlotte Hornets.

Duncan, a team legend with the Spurs, stood in for Popovich, who was absent from the game due to personal matters.

DeMar DeRozan was held to 12 points and 10 assists while teammate Dejounte Murray scored 21 points to lead the Spurs.