Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat Wednesday night at Staples Center. After the game, Davis had some playful words for his teammate, guard Russell Westbrook. Russ dumped in 25 and dished 14 assists while gathering 12 rebounds for a very impressive triple-double.

Although Westbrook’s performance was fantastic, the Heat nearly pulled out the victory in overtime. Westbrook accounted for a whopping eight turnovers that kept the game close. Davis jokingly thanked him for not doing more to cause the Lakers to lose in his post-game press junket. It was all in sporting good fun. The remarks were caught by Heavy.

“He’s fearless, relentless, and then also you know his ability to see the floor. We had a conversation about what he wants to see from us so we can help him cut down the turnovers. We talked about it and it showed tonight.

I say that and he had eight. He had a triple-double, not a quadruple-double.”

A couple more assists would’ve led to that quadruple-double, although not the kind a player typically wants. Westbrook and Davis will have to work on those turnovers in practice. Either way, the Lakers are now 7-5 and looking to stay on track in the early standings.

Anthony Davis earned himself a double-double. His line read 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 assists. Other than the turnovers, the duo were pretty dominant. Los Angeles welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves next for a Friday night tilt.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a writer for Ringside News and its sister pop-culture news site, Thirsty for News. He’s been a pro wrestling fan since he was old enough to talk, which places his origins as a fan back to WrestleMania 3. If you look closely, you can find him in his teenage form in the crowd during the 1998 King of the Ring and any number of ECW FanCam tapes. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. His writing experience includes work for 247Sports, F4WOnline, and a litany of completely random freelance copywriting and ghostwriting jobs. Michael is working hard every day to bring a little extra to the stories he tells. With a passion for pro wrestling and pop culture, he’s delivering the news with the context it takes to understand it. He believes the world of professional wrestling is one of the most fascinating cultural phenomena of all time and loves to weave together it’s past and present. In his spare time, Michael likes to torture himself as a University of Pittsburgh football fan, sample tasty beers, and pretending to be good at Rocket League.

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