Anthony Davis Goes For 59 Points & 20 Rebounds, That’s Crazy!
New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis had a career highlight game on Sunday in Detroit, going off for a career-high 59 points to go with his 20 rebounds in a 111-106 win over the Pistons.
Simply put, he was incredible on Sunday afternoon. An NBA season-high single game point total, highlight reel dunks, three pointers, unguardable hook shots, and precise passing all added up to an awe-inspring game by Davis...and his team needed all of the plays to get out of Motown with a victory.
“I wasn’t keeping track, but the bench definitely was telling me during timeouts," said Davis of his performance. "They said, ‘You might as well get 60’ and things like that. I just tried not to worry about it. I was just worried about winning the game.”
Davis set franchise records for points (59), field goals (24) and field goal attempts (34).
All in all, it was the best single-game performance for the 22 year old 3-time All-Star who knew he was in the zone.
“After a while, you feel like any shot you put up is going in," said Davis. "I guess it felt like that tonight.”
As awesome as his performance was, Davis wasn't the only Pelican who had a solid afternoon. One-time All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday finished with 20 points, 4 three pointers and 9 assists.
Holiday played with Davis off the pick and roll on nearly every trip down the floor in the 4th quarter, helping his superstar teammate score 19 points in the 4th quarter alone.
With the win, New Orleans improves to 22-33. Next up, the Pelicans travel to D.C. for a Tuesday matchup with the Washington Wizards (25-29). Tip-off is set for 6:00.