Los Angeles Lakers continue playoff rise with strong night from…

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Washington Wizards 125-120 on the road, led by a fantastic performance by Anthony Davis, as they continued their late-season push towards the playoffs.

The Lakers big man put up 35 points, 18 rebounds, three blocks and two steals as the Lakers held off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt from the Wizards to pick up a third straight victory.

Since losing back-to-back games against the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors in the middle of March, the Lakers have since won eight of their last nine to vault into playoff contention.

The Lakers went 5-1 over their recent six-game road trip, with LeBron James – who added 25 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and three steals – calling it “a hell of a trip” for the team.The Lakers still occupy a Play-In Tournament spot in ninth but now sit just a game and a half back from the Phoenix Suns in the sixth and final automatic playoff place.

The team is also a game and a half back from the New Orleans Pelicans in seventh and a game back from the Kings in eighth.The Lakers were also helped by 19 points from Rui Hachimura, 18 points for D’Angelo Russell and 16 points from Austin Reeves as all five of the team’s starters scored double figures.

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