It’s hard to believe it, but Anthony Davis has been in the NBA for six seasons. And last night he picked up his first playoff victory of his career. He led the New Orleans Pelicans to a 97-95 win on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Davis had 35 points and 14 rebounds. After DeMarcus Cousins went down for the season with an Achilles injury, many counted the Pelicans out of playoff contention. But AD put the team on his back and he solidified himself as one of the top 5 best players in the world.
He will go down as the best to ever play at Kentucky.
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