Another night, another great stat line from Anthony Davis and another loss for the Pelicans.
On Friday, AD racked up 45 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks and joined Michael Jordan as the only two players in the last 50 years to score 90+ points in their first two games in a season.
“My body feels great. I’m just in attack mode all the time,” Said Davis, who became the first Pelican to record back-to-back 40 point games. “I think that’s the best way to try to help the team.”
Unfortunately for AD, KD was there to ruin the night for him and the Pelicans. Durant had 30 points, 17 rebounds (1 shy of a career-high) and a clutch block on Davis and layup in the final minute of the game.
“I just tried to make a winning play for the team,” Durant said. Davis “had it going all night, shooting over double-teams, making all these tough fade-aways. I had no doubt in my mind that if he had gotten it off, he would have made that one, so I just tried to make a play.”
After the 114-122 loss to the Warriors, the 23-year old Davis now has 95 points, 33 rebounds, 9 steals, 8 assists, 6 blocks and 0 wins.