Anthony Davis said it was time to show he was the best player in the league. On Wednesday night, he looked the part in a dominating win over the Rockets 131-112.
Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Nikola Mirotic had a career night with 30 points and 10 rebounds in the blowout. New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 on Wednesday.
Davis also had 16 rebounds and eight assists and Payton finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Pelicans, who led wire-to-wire.
“I am just taking what the defense gives me,” said Davis. “It is only game one. It is a good win but we still got a lot of work to do.
.@AntDavis23 starting the season right. 😤
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“To come out with a win against a team like that after the season they had and coming off the season we had, we wanted to come out and set a tempo.”
On the other side, Eric Gordon scored a team-high 21 points. Chris Paul and PJ Tucker had 19 points each followed by James Harden with 18 points.