The Los Angeles Lakers found themselves down 103-102 late in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets Sunday evening. Los Angeles needed one of its two stars, LeBron James or Anthony Davis, to step up in order to take a 2-0 series lead.
That’s when AD more than answered the call.
Davis took the inbounds pass with just over two seconds left and decided to hit a walk-off three-pointer for the win.
And the crowd went wild. OK, not really.
Even then, that is one of the most-clutch shots we’ve seen from a Lakers player since the days of the late, great Kobe Bryant. It gave Los Angeles a stranglehold on the series. The Lakers are now two wins from their first NBA Finals appearance in a decade.
Davis ended the game having scored 31 points on 11-of-23 shooting from the field. This came after the big man dropped 37 points in the series opener.
It also led to some rip-roaring reactions on social media.
Anthony Davis with the game-winning 3-point shot!!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 21, 2020
“I want to take those shots, it's part of the legacy… I want those shots, I want the big-time plays" -Anthony Davis pic.twitter.com/cuGwX1pdu8— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) September 21, 2020
writing anthony davis into my will cause that shot just added years to my life and he deserves it— halsey and1 (@halseyandone) September 21, 2020
anthony davis getting a championship is gonna be pretty cool pic.twitter.com/W6HmzTsXE8— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) September 21, 2020
What a moment for Anthony Davis. Awful breakdown by Plumlee on the last play. Give me more AD vs Joker in crunch time please, what a delight— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) September 21, 2020
THE ENTIRE NUGGETS TEAM WATCHING ANTHONY DAVIS PULL UP FOR THREE WITH 2.1 SECONDS LEFT pic.twitter.com/xwlCgYijHD— max (@maximusking13) September 21, 2020
Shoutout to the only dude brave enough to try and chest bump Anthony Davis after a playoff buzzer-beater pic.twitter.com/TsCYby2aDP— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 21, 2020
Laker fans seeing Anthony Davis’s shot go in pic.twitter.com/IfMUCSFlfa— Carmelo (@carmelo23_) September 21, 2020