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Anthony Davis was so good he almost posted a quadruple-double against the Nuggets

We're running out of adjectives for the Pelicans' star.

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Get used to hearing the phrase "Anthony Davis is ____," because the dude's not slowing down. Actually, he keeps getting better -- which is scary because he's only 22 years old. This isn't hyperbolic fear -- it's real cold sweats, what's going to happen next, dear God he could take over all of basketball fear. On Sunday night he did just that, almost posting a QUADRUPLE DOUBLE against the Denver Nuggets.

Before you try to write this off as a result of double overtime, think again. Davis was close to the mark midway through the fourth quarter. Yes, the New Orleans Pelicans weren't able to get the win, but his numbers defy belief.

36 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists, 9 blocks

The stat-line is eye popping, but let's put these numbers in some context, shall we?

  • Davis played 50 minutes on Sunday, more than any other player. The ENTIRE Pelicans bench played 89 minutes.
  • His 0.571 field goal percentage was second among all players on the floor.
  • Only Tyreke Evans and Ty Lawson had more assists -- both guards.
  • The combined stat lines of the other four PFs who played only scored three more points and pulled down 10 more rebounds than Davis.
  • Davis' nine blocks equaled every other player on the court combined.
  • Think all his points were gimmes? Davis scored 10 of his 16 field goals outside the paint.



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