Pelicans big man Anthony Davis’ historic feat only matched by Bob McAdoo in NBA history
After being selected with the number one pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has evolved into one of the NBA’s brightest young stars. After missing much of his rookie season, Davis has become a dominant scorer at all levels.
Davis can shoot the three-pointer effectively, he can post up any defender, and he can shoot contested jumpers with ease. He is also just as terrific on defense, as his blend of size and agility give him the ability to defend multiple positions, including opposing guards and forwards. On Saturday, Davis made yet another historic feat. Surprisingly, he did something that has only been matched by Bob McAdoo, per ESPN.
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@EliasSports, since steals became official in 1973-74, Anthony Davis joins Bob McAdoo (2) as the only players with multiple career games of 40 points, 15 rebounds and 5 steals.
Anthony Davis has achieved this feat four times in his career, which attests to how dominant he is on both sides n the floor. At this point of the season, Davis has become more focused as he tries to will the Pelicans to the postseason. With a season-ending injury to teammate DeMarcus Cousins, Davis has been burdened with a huge load. As one of the best players in the NBA, Davis will have to explode for more performances like these if he hopes to reach the postseason for the first time since 2015. Though, as one of the bottom seeds in the Western Conference, Davis will have to keep on stringing together these performances to make a huge postseason run.