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.
Before leaving, Davis reached 40 points for the fifth time this season, second-most in the NBA this season (Russell Westbrook - six). https://t.co/SswcZEOLX4— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 10, 2017
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.
Karl-Anthony Towns (34 points, 11 rebounds) with his 28th double-double of the season. Only Russell Westbrook and James Harden have more. pic.twitter.com/0q3AF7dEOS— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 10, 2017
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.