Anthony Davis Lifts Los Angeles Lakers Over San Antonio Spurs in Return

The Los Angeles Lakers finally had their superstar big man back in action Wednesday night. Anthony Davis made his long-awaited return in last night's 113-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs, logging 21 points and 12 rebounds in a little over 26 minutes. Davis had been out since December 16th with a foot injury, missing 20 consecutive games. He also added four blocks, one assist, and one steal on his night. For the season, he's averaging an impressive 27.2 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game on a career-high .590 field goal percentage.

Davis has been dominant when available, so his return should come as a huge relief to a Lakers organization on the precipice of a disappointing season. The team is 23-26 and 13th in the Western Conference, but a hot second half of the season should at least get them into the play-in tournament and potentially beyond. Davis and LeBron James remain one of the NBA's dominant duos when together on the court: the two have combined for a colossal 57.1 points per game this season.

The Lakers will be tested over the next couple of weeks: they begin a five-game road trip with a game against the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. 
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