New Orleans Pelicans’ big man Anthony Davis had a game for the ages last night in the team’s first matchup of the season, putting up a performance the NBA has never before seen:
50 points. 16 rebounds. 7 steals. 5 assists. 4 blocks.
In all, Davis was 17-of-34 from the field and shot 16-of-17 on free throws. Unfortunately, regardless of his outstanding stat line, the Pelicans still fell to the Denver Nuggets 107-102 in the season opener.
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Overall, AD’s performance racked up an astounding 99.50 FPTS last night on DraftKings. Last season, Draymond Green’s 86.80 FPT performance on January 2nd against the – wait for it – Denver Nuggets, was the most fantasy points in a single game last season. Maybe Denver is just bad at covering star players?
Davis joined Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor and Michael Jordan as the fourth player to score 50 points in a season-opener. He also became the first player in NBA history to record 45 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game.