Anthony Davis moves past David West for most field goals made in franchise history
New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has made history – again. Davis has been busy putting up insane stat lines this season on an almost regular basis, but what he accomplished Saturday night is perhaps going to be more memorable for the power forward.
According to the NBA’s Twitter account, Davis’ basket with a little over four minutes left in the second quarter of tonight’s home game against the Houston Rockets has made him the franchise’s all-time leader in field goal baskets, unseating David West atop the list. It also put the Pelicans ahead, 48-46.
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Davis entered the game needing just four field goals to tie West’s mark (3,476), and it was just a matter of when he would surpass the latter’s record. West spent his first eight seasons in the NBA playing for the then New Orleans Hornets and Oklahoma City Hornets, who served as the precursor teams of the Pelicans, in 530 total games. Davis, on the other hand, broke West’s record in 133 fewer games, as he made his 3,476th basket in Pelicans uniform in just his 397th outing for New Orleans.
Davis is unquestionably one of the best players to ever play for the Pelicans’ franchise, but if he truly wants to completely separate himself from the likes of West and Chris Paul, he needs to lead his team to its first-ever title.
Selected first overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by New Orleans, Anthony Davis is averaging 28.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game this season