The Anthony Davis situation in New Orleans is one worth watching
New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis sent a reminder to the rest of the NBA that he is still a force of nature.
During the Pelicans game against the Denver Nuggets, Davis recorded one of the most video-game like stat lines in NBA history, going for 50 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals, and 4 blocks in 41 minutes.
In doing so, Davis became the first player in NBA history to post at least 45 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals in a single game. That ignores the fact that he blew past some of those numbers.
Davis finished the game 17-34 from the field and the Pelicans still managed to lose to the Nuggets 107-102.
Tim Frazier was the next leading scorer for New Orleans, scoring 15 points and handing out 11 assists.
Jusuf Nurkic led the way for the Nuggets with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Will Barton scored 22 and pulled down 5 rebounds, while inefficient point guard Emmanuel Mudiay scored 11 points on 2-8 shooting, recorded 7 rebounds and handed out just 3 assists.
A game like this leaves you wondering two things:
- What does Anthony Davis have to do to win?
- How long will he be a Pelican if things don’t improve.