NBA Playoffs 2021: Los Angeles Lakers Take 2-1 Series Lead Against Phoenix Suns
The Los Angeles Lakers won their first play-off game at home in eight seasons to take a 2-1 series lead with a 109-95 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
Anthony Davis led the way for the Lakers with 34 points and 11 rebounds in Game 3 of the first round in the best-of-seven Western Conference play-offs.
LeBron James scored 21 points as nearly 7,500 fans watched the first play-off game at the Staples Centre since 2013.
The Lakers won last year’s NBA title in a bio-secure bubble on neutral ground.
Davies became the first Lakers player since four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal to score more than 30 points and come up with more than 10 rebounds in successive play-off games.
Lakers legends Elgin Baylor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant are the only other players to also manage the feat for the club.
Game 4 will be played on Sunday as the Lakers look to take a 3-1 series lead.