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Anthony Davis nails game-winner to give Lakers 2-0 lead over Nuggets [VIDEO]

Lakers PF hits 3-pointer at the buzzer to down Denver in Game 2 of Western Conference Finals on Sunday.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis reacts after making a basket during the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets in game two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets were close to evening the Western Conference Finals vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Anthony Davis had other plans. The Los Angeles Lakers PF drained a game-winning 3-pointer to sink the Nuggets and give the Lakers a 2-0 lead in the conference finals. Check out the shot here:

The Nuggets looked like they were about to tie the series 1-1. Denver really had to win this game after getting destroyed in Game 1 of the series. Davis hadn’t had a memorable moment in the playoffs and this will be a shot everyone remembers for a while. Davis showed he has the clutch gene and hit a massive shot to give the Lakers a huge edge in the WCF.

Davis finished with 31 points and 9 rebounds in the win. LeBron James had 26 points and 11 boards, while carrying the Lakers to a huge win in Game 2. Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic combined for 55 points in the loss. Denver has faced adversity in the playoffs before, having come back down 3-1 in back-to-back series. This is a different situation down 2-0 to the Lakers, who likely won’t let the Nuggets get back in the series.

The saving grace is for bettors who laid the points on the Nuggets, who were +7.5 heading into Game 2. We also saw the under come through after the 105-103 finish. It was a much more fast-paced in Game 1 in which the two teams blew past the over/under. At this point it will be surprising to see the Nuggets come back in the series but they’ve done it before. This was a game they had a shot to win and a superstar showed up and made a huge shot. You can’t be too upset over that.