Anthony Davis has historic season opener


Anthony Davis throws up the “three goggles” in the second half of the University of Kentucky game against Kansas University in the Champions Classic, at Madison Square Garden, in New York, Ny., on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Davis finished the game with 14 points. Photo by Latara Appleby | Staff .

Kevin Erpenbeck

So if you didn’t hear or see any news about it, Anthony Davis had quite the season opener last night. 

The 6-foot-10 power forward of New Orleans erupted for 50 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals and 4 blocks on opening night against the Denver Nuggets.

Yet somehow, Davis and the Pelicans still lost 107-102.

Davis had similar jaw-dropping performances last year before his season was cut short because of a torn labrum in his left shoulder and a left knee injury. In the fifth game of the 2015-16 season, he had 43 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals against the Atlanta Hawks. He then dropped 59 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists in a late February matchup with the Detroit Pistons.

With his latest monster performance, it’s safe to say that the former Kentucky champion is back in form.

Here’s the highlights of Davis’ game, courtesy of the NBA’s Youtube channel.