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Lakers celebrate playoff homecoming in 109-95 win over Suns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Each time Anthony Davis sprawled to the ground after a tough foul or a difficult finish, he felt the cheers of about 7,000 frenzied Los Angeles Lakers fans lifting him back up.

The big man can’t wait until a full Staples Center has got his back. In the meantime, his Lakers intend to keep pushing their way past the Phoenix Suns, who pushed back too late — and a bit too zealously — in Game 3.

Davis had 34 points and 11 rebounds, LeBron James added 21 points and nine assist and Los Angeles celebrated its first . . .

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Davis, Lakers bounce back to beat Suns 109-102 in Game 2

PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers were reeling late in the fourth quarter on Tuesday night. The Phoenix Suns had made a big run, their home crowd was in a frenzy and the defending NBA champions were in danger of going down two games to none in the first round.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis weren’t about to let that happen. James made a turnaround 18-foot jumper, Davis followed with a 3-pointer and the Lakers held on for a hard-fought 109-102 win over the Suns in Game 2 of the playoff series.

“This was a must win,” Davis said. “We all came out with that mindset and we were able to get the . . .

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Davis takes charge in Lakers’ emphatic 123-110 win over Suns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis is playing like his superstar self again. At the same time, he’s reminding everyone just how dangerous the Los Angeles Lakers can be.

Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds and the Lakers never trailed in a 123-110 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

“I feel good, man,” Davis said. “I’m getting my legs back, I’m getting my rhythm back. Getting my . . .

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Blazers get key tiebreaker with 106-101 win over Lakers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 38 points to lead Portland to a 106-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night that gave the Trail Blazers the tiebreaker over their Western Conference foe as the regular season winds to a close.

Lillard had five 3-pointers for the Blazers, who were back at home after going 5-1 on a six-game trip. They were welcomed back to Portland with fans allowed at the Moda Center for the first time this season.

Anthony Davis had 36 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who were without LeBron James for . . .

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