Davis posted historic stats with the Lakers, and Madison Square Garden saw for the first time in years an NBA game in which neither team reached 80 points.

Anthony Davis made history with the Lakers on Sunday by becoming the first player to surpass the marks of 25 points, 25 rebounds and five steals in a game. The 2.08 m center was the key man in the Lakers’ 120-109 victory over Minnesota, which was aiming for first place in the Western Conference and ultimately slipping to third. On the eve of his 31st birthday, Davis turned in a stat sheet with 27 points, 25 rebounds, five assists, seven steals and three blocks.

The Frenchman from Minnesota Rudy Gobert, who escaped a suspension but received a fine of 100,000 dollars for a provocative gesture addressed to a referee on Friday, did not come into play, injured in the hamstrings.

The Oklahoma City Thunder in their room were merciless for the Memphis Grizzlies, corrected 124-93. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points and rookie Cason Wallace added 23 more off the bench. Oklahoma thus has a third consecutive victory.

The Houston Rockets made a great comeback, winning 112-104 over the Kings in Sacramento after being down by 13 points, but they probably lost their best scorer for a while. Turkey’s Alperen Sengun had to leave the court in a wheelchair after a heavy fall in the last minute of the match. He was injured in the right knee and was due to undergo examinations on Monday. Sengun is averaging 21.2 pts per game and 9.4 rebounds this season.

Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the two accomplices from Milwaukee, engaged in a beautiful fratricidal artillery duel during their victory in the Los Angeles Clippers room (117-124): Lillard scored 35 points and Antetokonmpo 34. In a very rhythmic match which saw 28 changes of leader, Lillard scored 16 points in the last quarter, allowing the Bucks to make the hole before money-time.

Misery score established jointly by the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks, who separated with a score of 79-73 at Madison Square Garden. This is the first time since 2016 that two NBA teams have separated without either having reached the 80 point mark.