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Anthony Davis scores 59 vs Pistons; Breaks records held by LeBron James and Jamal Mashburn

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AD just had a game for the ages. Ironically, the scoring record he broke was previously held by a Wildcat.

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Anthony Davis is something else.

He reminded everyone that with his 59-point outburst in a win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. He also grabbed 20 rebounds in the 111-106 win for the New Orleans Pelicans, who has quietly climbed back into playoff contention after looking like one of the NBA's worst teams for much of this season.

Davis went 24-of-34 from the floor and made his only two three-pointers and went 9of-10 from the free-throw line. He joins Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Webber as the only NBA players with 50 points and 20 rebounds in a game since 1983.

It's not too often you see a player score 50 points, let alone grab 20 boards to boot.

Davis broke the Pelicans franchise record with this scoring binge. The previous club record was 50 points by fellow former Kentucky Wildcats star Jamal Mashburn, who scored 50 in a game vs the Memphis Grizzlies 13 years ago.

AD also broke the scoring record for the Palace of Auburn Hills, which was previously set by LeBron James with 48 points in an Eastern Conference finals game on June 1, 2007.

Here's a full video of his performance, courtesy of NBA Highlights: