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'This is who we are,' Davis on the Lakers having finally established an identity

Anthony Davis is happy with what the team is finally doing and believes they will build from it

By James Brown

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After beating the Utah Jazz with a 138-122 blowout win without LeBron James on the court and the other four key missing players, the Lakers are making a statement that they are ready to ramp it up in the last stretch of the season to make it to the playoffs and avoid the Play-In Tournament.

The Lakers now are heading to the NBA All-Star break with a 3-game winning streak, a 30-26 record but are still in the 9th seed. In their last game, the win over Utah makes the team have won six out of the last seven games they have played. Now Anthony Davis has spoken about the team finally establishing their identity.

"[It's] not what we can be, but it's who we are," Davis said after putting up 37 points and 15 rebounds against the Jazz. "We're starting to establish that we're going to be a fast-paced team, a team that likes to get into the paint, get to the line. But also be tenacious on the defensive end. Creating that identity for what we have to be moving forward."

"We can't be coming back from All-Star and [wonder], 'All right, what type of team are we?' This is what we have to be. This is who we are. And we've got to make sure how we're playing as of late, the past two, three, four weeks, keeping that identity and carrying it over into post All-Star."

Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura did something with the Lakers that only Shaq and Kobe did before

In the game against the Utah Jazz, the duo of Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura did something that AD and LeBron James haven't been able to accomplish and that is to score 35+ points each in the same game, something that hasn't happened in the Lakers since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal did it.

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