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Thursday Quickies: Anthony Davis for MVP Edition

Davis had a great showing in his first game of the season

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Davis opened his NBA season with a bang last night, racking up a video game-like statline for the first of many expected superstar performances in the 2018-2019 season.

In a win against the James Harden-led Rockets last night, Davis scored 32 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, dished 8 assists, while accumulating three steals and three blocks in 39 minutes of action.

Quite the statline for the former Kentucky Wildcat.

Davis was efficient too from the floor, shooting 13-21 and racking up a +23 while on the court for the Pelicans in their season-opening win.

The race for MVP will be a tight one this year between James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Greek Freak, and some others, but if Davis continues to have these type of performances, discussing the NBA MVP without Davis mentioned will be impossible.

Tweets of the Day

Hopefully we see plenty more of these throughout the season.

Make sure you get your tickets for Saturday.


Terry Wilson sees improvement around the corner - Herald Leader

After a rough game against Texas A&M, Kentucky needs Terry to have an A+ outing against Vanderbilt.

Will Kentucky Basketball’s team chemistry show on the court - Courier Journal

This team seems to be a group of guys that really like each other. Will that remain throughout the season.

New Kahlil Whitney highlights from Team USA minicamp - Cats Pause

Whitney is going to be a star in Lexington.

Everything you need to know about the upcoming SEC Basketball Season - Kentucky Sports Radio

Aaron Torres breaks down the SEC this year.

Hamidou Diallo signs with Under Armour - Kentucky Sports Radio

Good for Hami, who is finding some early success in his career.

Kentucky tops preseason SEC Power Rankings - ESPN

No real surprise there, as Kentucky edges out Tennessee and Auburn.

Would NCAA dare to investigate Zion Williamson at Duke? - Yahoo

It’s a valid question posed by Dan Wetzel.

Jose Altuve robbed of HR by fan - Bleacher Report

Fans at Minute Maid Park were not too pleased with the umpire calling fan interference.

Astros won’t be punished for spying controversy - Yahoo

Good idea or bad idea?

Reserve role a challenge for Carmelo Anthony - ESPN

It’ll take some getting used to for Carmelo to find his niche in Houston.