Anthony Davis posted 28 points (8/17 FG, 2/4 3PT, 10/15 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists, one steal and seven blocks in 31 minutes of action in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-105 win over the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on Friday night. After the game, Davis talked on DPOY award:
“I’m not playing defense for that, but it is appealing. I mean, that award, I would love to have that award several times before I retire – which is not soon. [I am] just trying to set a standard for one, myself, and two, my team, on the defensive end and the rest of the guys will follow. … I’m talking to guys, covering for guys and I think if I continue to do that I put myself in position to win that award.
But I just want us to get back to being the defensive team that we are and I know that starts with me with a defensive mindset,” Davis said, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.