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No one was hotter than Anthony Davis in the month of February and especially the last few weeks, as the former Kentucky Wildcat has led the New Orleans Pelicans to seven consecutive wins.
When former Wildcat and current teammate, DeMarcus Cousins suffered a season ending Achilles injury, Davis had to take his already stellar play to higher level. Not only did he do that, he put his name among the greatest to ever play the game of basketball.
For the month of February, Davis averaged 35 points and 13 rebounds per game, becoming just the second player to post those numbers in the last 40 years (Moses Malone). Additionally, he also joined Michael Jordan as the only players to average 35 points, 2 steals, and 2 blocks per game in a single month.
Ever since Cousins was lost for the season, Davis has looked like the best player in the league and it’s not even close. Despite Skip Bayless calling him the most overrated player in basketball, the brow has responded with 41.7 points and 16.0 rebounds since Bayless made his silly statement.
Davis is also the fifth player in NBA history to average 35 points and 15 rebounds per game during a seven game winning streak. Take a look at some recent stats for Davis below, along with highlights of Wednesday’s win.
Anthony Davis in the month of February, in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins:
53 points, 17 rebounds, 5 blocks
45 points, 17 rebounds, 5 blocks
44 points, 17 rebounds
43 points, 10 rebounds
42 points, 15 rebounds
38 points, 10 rebounds
38 points, 9 rebounds
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 28, 2018
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