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Anthony Davis pulled a strong individual performance out of the bag Monday night to help the Los Angeles Lakers secure the No.1 seed spot for the Western Conference play-offs, which also saw a solid outing for the Denver Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. and the Toronto Raptors take yet another win.

Davis shone with 42 points and 12 rebounds in the Lakers’ 116-108 over the Utah Jazz to wash away any bad memories of last week’s defeat against the Raptors.  EFE-EPA

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