The Lakers needed literally every second of Sunday's Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference FInals to pull out the win, but they did thanks to buzzer-beating heroics from Anthony Davis. But his triple over the outstretched arm of Nikola Jokic didn't just represent a win, it was indicative of his ascendance is a postseason star.
It's something more impressive given how he sought the pressure that would come with these moments wearing a Lakers jersey.
After the shot, Davis looked at the bench and yelled, "Kobe," showing just how important the late Lakers icon has been for this team. What could have been a burden — playing to honor his memory — has instead been an inspiration. No easy feat.
We talk about all that and more, including some Dwight Howard energy that is impossible not to watch while he's on the floor, the shorter-than-you-might-think history of buzzer beaters in the playoffs for the Lakers, and share some quick Andrew Bynum memories.