Davis’ Stuffed Stat Sheet Not Enough As Spurs Top Pelicans
Anthony Davis stuffed the stat sheet, but it wasn't enough for the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night in a road loss to the San Antonio Spurs, 110-97.
San Antonio improves to 41-8 with the victory, and a ridiculous 27-0 home record.
Trailing by 15 in the third quarter, the Pelicans fought back, going on a 20-6 and eventually taking a one point lead, but it didn't last as the Spurs small ball lineup of All-Stars LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard proved to be too much.
Davis led the way for New Orleans, finishing with 28 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 4 blocks. According to statmuse.com, Davis is the first player in 20 years to have 2 games with lines of at least 25pts/10rebs/4ats/4stls/ and 4blks.
To beat the Spurs in San Antonio, the margin for error is slim. New Orleans finished with 19 team turnovers that led to 24 points for the Spurs.
"Any time you turn the ball over against these guys, you're going to be in trouble," said Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry after the loss.
New Orleans point guard Jrue Holiday finished with 20 off the bench, while point guard Norris Cole scored 14.
With the loss, the Pelicans fall to 18-30, and 5-19 on the road.
Next up for the Pels, a trip back home to the Crescent City where they will host the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Tip-off is set for 8:30.