Saturday night brought yet another loss for the New Orleans Pelicans as they fell 126-99. Anthony Davis had another strong performance despite his team’s disappointing record of 1-9 on the year. He has been elite in every sense of the word for the Pels this year.
His monstrous start to the season has been chronicled all over the internet and social media. The Brow joined an exclusive list with his 34 points and two blocks against the Lakers.
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According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 23-year-old forward became the first player to record 300 points, 100 rebounds and 30 blocks in his team’s first 10 games of the season. He managed to achieve this feat despite suffering a back injury in the second half of the game.
Davis also became the 10th player in NBA history with 300 points and 100 rebounds in his team’s first 10 games of the season. That list is populated by a bevy of hall of famers including Wilt Chamberlain.
New Orleans’ lone All-Star joins Walt Bellamy as the only players to score 300 points in the first 10 games on a squad that lost at least eight of those contests. Bellamy achieved this feat for the Chicago Zephyrs in 1962-63 and that team is now called the Washington Wizards.
The Kentucky product has been pouring in at least 30 points in each of the past four games. He has matched his own franchise record streak in 2014. At this time, it is unclear how much more the talented big can do to propel his team to victory.
The Pelicans are close to their worst start through 10 games in franchise history. They found themselves at 1-9 last season and in 2004-05, back when they were the New Orleans Hornets. Hopefully Davis can get some help before things really get out of hand.