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Anthony Davis makes NBA history in Lakers comeback win over Mavs

On Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Lakers are in Texas, taking on the Dallas Mavericks.

Anthony Davis came into the day with 15,312 career points and needed only 13 to pass Sam Perkins (15,324) on the all-time scoring list.

Davis has now passed Perkins to move to 140th on the list, and at 29 years old, he will likely end his career much higher.

The eight-time NBA All-Star is in the middle of a fantastic season with averages of 25.6 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.0 blocks per contest in 36 games (while shooting 56.2% from the field).

Over 640 regular season games, the former Kentucky star has averaged 23.9 points per contest, and he is one of the best big men to ever play in the NBA.

Ironically, Mavs superstar guard Kyrie Irving came into the day with 15,309 points for his career, so he was only three points behind Davis (and 16 away from passing Perkins).

The Lakers are currently the 13th seed in the Western Conference with a 28-32 record in 60 games.

They are in the middle of a two-game winning streak but just 13-18 in the 31 games they have played on the road.

Davis is in his fourth season with the franchise and helped lead them to the NBA championship in 2020.

Before playing for the Lakers, he spent the first seven seasons of his career with the New Orleans Pelicans (who drafted him as the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft).

Credit: Sports Illustrated

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