As the Lakers took on the Heat, Anthony Davis made NBA history

The Los Angeles Lakers played the Miami Heat on a Monday night in Florida.

The final score was 108-107 in favor of the Heat, dropping the Lakers’ record to 3-4 after seven contests.

Anthony Davis played 25 minutes and produced nine points, six rebounds, four assists and one block while shooting 4/7 from the field. 

As a result of his performance, Davis climbed up the NBA’s all-time scoring chart.

He entered the night in 115th place on the all-time scoring list with 15,999 points, passing both Rasheed Wallace (16,006) and Derek Harper (16,006).

Davis will need to get past Juwan Howard (16,159) next. 

Davis has been outstanding this year, averaging 26.3 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 55.1% from the field and 42.9% from deep.

He is currently in his 12th season in the NBA (seven with the New Orleans Pelicans and five with the Los Angeles Lakers) after being selected first overall in the 2012 draft. 

The former Kentucky standout is one of the greatest players ever and boasts career averages of 24.0 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 blocks per contest. 

The Lakers will next face the Houston Rockets (in Texas on Wednesday) and the Phoenix Suns (in Arizona on Friday) on the road before returning home to take on the Portland Trail Blazers (in California) on Sunday. 

They advanced to the Western Conference Finals last season for the first time since 2020 despite being the seventh seed in the conference.