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Anthony Davis drops 40 on Knicks; Karl Towns scores 34 vs Mavericks (video)

The two former Wildcat big men combined for 74 points while leading their teams to wins.

New Orleans Pelicans v Minnesota Timberwolves Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

While much of the world was focused on Alabama vs Clemson on Monday, a pair of former Cats had big games in the NBA.

Anthony Davis went off for 40 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks to power the Pelicans to a 110-96 win over the Knicks. Davis was up to 40 towards the end of the third quarter before a hard foul from Kyle O’Quinn knocked him out of the game with a hip injury.

However, x-rays taken on the left hip came back negative, and head coach Alvin Gentry is hopeful that Davis will be able to play Thursday vs the Nets.

Elsewhere, Karl-Anthony Towns went for 34 points, 11 boards, three blocks, and three assists to lead the Timberwolves to a 101-92 win over the Mavericks.

It marked the fifth time this season that Towns has scored 30-plus points. He did so on a very efficient 15-of-19 shooting, including 2-of-3 from deep.

This was just another reason why you should go vote for both former Cats into the NBA All-Star Game.

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