When Boogie Cousins went down with a season-ending Achilles tear many people thought the Pelicans season was over. Well Anthony Davis says otherwise.
Since the beginning of February Davis has had 6…yes SIX 38+ point games. During that, the Pelicans have fired off 6 straight wins where he has averaged 41.2 PPG, 15 Rebounds, and 3.2 Blocks.
Okay, now pick your jaw up off the floor like the rest of us and let that sink in. 41 and 15 over a six game stretch. This was impressive to begin with, but last night he took it to a whole other level. The brow led a comeback win that included 53 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks…oh yeah and he went 21 of 26 from the charity stripe.
Last night’s win moved them into 5th in the western conference and just 1.5 games back from the 3rd place Timberwolves. A lot of people had written them off after Cousins’ injury, without their big man duo a lot of people thought they wouldn’t be able to solely rely on Davis to carry the team this season. Well if they keep this up those critics were very, very mistaken.
This guy has been ruining teams. All 6’10” of this monster is dominating games and making a late-season case to be in the MVP discussion if this type of play continues. Harden is definitely the clear favorite for now but if he or the Rockets slip up at all and the Pelicans continue to ascend in the standings it’s possible Davis has a chance.
On the season as a whole, Davis is averaging 28.2 PPG, 11 Rebounds, 2.4 Assists, and 2.2 Blocks. Keep in mind, for the first third or so of the season, he was sharing the scoring with Demarcus, who up until his injury was dropping 25.2 PPG, grabbing 12.9 Rebounds, and 5.4 dimes a game. Talk about a killer duo running things in NOLA.
Over the past ten or so games I have been keeping an eye on AD and his burst of explosive offense and at first I thought, “He’s Anthony Davis, of course he’s going to score that many points every now and then,” but this is different. I mean look at him just toying with the Suns last night.
Something clicked in AD’s brain this past month and he decided to take over and destroy everyone in his way. He simply just can not be stopped. With impressive wins over Miami, Milwaukee, and Detroit, the brow is on his game, now more than ever.
With only 18 games left in the Pelicans regular season, it might be a little late for an MVP push, but I can tell you I am riding on the Unibrow Express and have officially started the AD for MVP campaign.