Anthony Davis came into Wednesday night’s game in New Orleans against his former team, the Pelicans, with a point to prove. And boy did he ever prove it. The Los Angeles Lakers star, who was traded there for a bevy of picks following a high-profile boycott, essentially, put up 41 points back in his old stomping grounds to take his new team to 16-2 on the season.
Their ninth consecutive win in a row, however, did not come easy to them. They trailed by ten points to star the fourth quarter. It took a steal with five seconds left of an inbound pass and two clutch free throws from Davis to seal it up, but in the end they got their victory to remain the only NBA team with that few losses thus far. LeBron James also had a fine night, dropping 29 points and dishing out 11 assists in an all too familiar double-double. Jrue Holiday, who was intercepted by Davis late in the going, led the Pelicans with 29 in the defeat. Brandon Ingram, one of those former Lakers traded for AD, had 23.