Davis' performance against the powerhouse Houston Rockets proves just that as he pummelled opponents in the paint en route to a 131-112 win. For his part, Davis' heavy lifting catapulted him to historic heights. The superstar big man notched 32 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks, and three steals.
StatMuse's Justin Kubatko offered more insight on Anthony Davis' historic explosion.
Anthony Davis is the first player to produce at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in three straight season openers since Walt Bellamy did so from 1962 to 1964.
The Pelicans' victory over the Rockets came as a surprise to many, but the absolute shocker was the manner in how they did it — a 19-point beatdown.
Recently, Davis confidently stated that he's the best player in the NBA. Yes, above LeBron James and Kevin Durant. He points to the fact that he was a finalist for both the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards last season, something that no other NBA player can brag about.
The Unibrow has been in the MVP conversation the past few years. This time around, he'll have a solid supporting crew that could possibly help him lift the Pelicans to greater heights and, possibly, the Maurice Podoloff trophy.