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Not even LeBron, How Rui & Davis tied what only 2 Lakers legends did before

In LeBron James' absence, Rui Hachimura took control of the game and showed the team is ready to compete even when being shorthanded

By James Brown

Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura
Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura
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Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura were unstoppable as the Lakers took the blowout win over the Utah Jazz, with both stars scoring 30+ points with the Japanese wing having a career-high scoring performance in a contest without the team's arguably best player "LeBron James."

The Lakers now have a 3-game winning streak with the 138-122 win over the Utah Jazz. Anthony Davis gave another MVP kind of performance which hasn't been strange for the purple and gold big man.

Anthony Davis scored 37 points, 13/24 FG, 1/2 3PT, 10/13 FT, 15 rebounds, 1 assist, and one block with a +18 in the plus/minus. Rui Hachimura scored a career-high 36 points 12/18 FG, 5/7 3PT, 4/5 FT, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block with +19 in the plus/minus.

Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura become the first pair of Lakers teammates since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal (2003) to both score 35+ points in the same game. This is something LeBron James hasn't been able to do with AD in the Lakers.

The Lakers go to the All-Star break with a 3-game winning streak

The Lakers win, 138-122, in Utah without LeBron to go into the All-Star break having gone 6-1 in their last 7 games. AD 37p 15r; Rui 36p (career high); D-Lo 11p 17a (career high) 9r; Reaves 22p 7a 3s. Next up: at GSW on 2/22. The Lakers now have a 3-game winning streak trending in the right direction.

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