Anthony Davis was on a tear once again during the New Orleans Pelicans‘ home-opening 122-114 loss against the Golden State Warriors, dropping 45 points and 17 rebounds in heroic fashion.
After having a one-of-a-kind night on Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets with a 50-point effort, Davis has become one of two NBA players in the last 50 years to score 90 points in the first two games of the season, the other? — none other than Michael Jordan.
Anthony Davis and Michael Jordan are the only 2 players in the last 50 years to score 90 Pts in the first 2 games of a season. ???? pic.twitter.com/eKnHOSnexZ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 29, 2016
Davis joined another great club, becoming the seventh player in NBA history to record 45 points and 15 rebound in back-to-back games since Charles Barkley, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
‘The Brow’ was all over the floor, making 17-of-31 from the floor, including 1-of-2 from deep and 10-of-14 from the charity stripe. Sadly, his huge effort was wasted for the second consecutive game as he only got help from point guard Tim Frazier (21 points, 10 assists), while the rest of the starters only mustered a combined nine points.
Anthony Davis might have to keep putting up these kind of performances on a nightly basis, as a very depleted Pelicans team has proven too unreliable offensively.