Anthony Davis Feasts On Pelicans With 41-point Game As Lakers Extend Fantastic Win Streak

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Anthony Davis rose above the jeers of the hostile home crowd and gave a match-winning performance to help Lakers beat the Pelicans on his New Orleans return

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Anthony Davis became the first player to record more than 40 points on his first return to former team New Orleans Pelicans after he produced a dominant 41-point game to help the Lakers beat the Pelicans 114-110. 

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Anthony Davis' return to New Orleans

Anthony Davis left New Orleans Pelicans for the Los Angeles Lakers after publicly requesting a release. He returned to the Smoothie King Center for the first time since the move and was unsurprisingly booed by the home crowd and jeers were heard every time Davis handled the ball.

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Lakers vs Pelicans: Anthony Davis with a match-winning steal

Anthony Davis rises above the jeers

But the 26-year-old did not let the hostile reactions affect him and dropped 27 points in the Q1 itself. His clutch steal with just 5 seconds left in the final quarter helped the Lakers beat the Pelicans and extend their fine run in the NBA this season. The Lakers are no 16-2 in the season and sit comfortably on top of the Western Conference.

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Anthony Davis, Lakers vs Pelicans: Stats

Anthony Davis recorded 41  points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist in 37 minutes of play, while Lebron James scored 29 points and 11 assists for the Lakers. 

Anthony Davis insists no bad blood with the Pelicans

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