Anthony Davis’ 3-pointer from the left wing won the game 105-103 as time expired, put L.A. up 2-0 over the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals and improved L.A.’s postseason record to 3-0 when wearing the alternative “Black Mamba” uniforms, which Kobe Bryant helped design several years before his death.
“Obviously, we’re representing him,” said Davis, who scored 10 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter. “Especially in those jerseys. It’s his jersey, one he created, and any time we put it on, we want to win.”
Lakers coach Frank Vogel reminded his team late in the fourth quarter of the power of their uniforms, which was picked up on the TNT telecast during a huddle as the Nuggets mounted a comeback.
Only seven players in Lakers history have hit a game-winning playoff buzzer-beater:
– Jerry West
– Elgin Baylor
– Robert Horry
– Derek Fisher
– Kobe Bryant
– Metta World Peace
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 21, 2020
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) September 21, 2020