New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis was surprisingly activated to play in Wednesday night’s 108-95 loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles.
The 20-year-old Davis, who suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand on December 1, finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and three steals.
Prior to sustaining the wound and missing seven games, Davis was averaging 19.6 points, 10.6 boards, and a league-best 3.9 blocks.
Battling the Memphis Grizzlies for futility in the Southwest Division, New Orleans (11-13) is fortunate Davis returned so quickly.
Taken first overall out of Kentucky in 2012, “Unibrow” appears a bit stronger and more powerful since being hindered by various injuries throughout his rookie campaign.
Consequently, the 6-foot-10, 220 pound Davis now overwhelms defenders and seems unstoppable in the paint.
Quick, explosive and able to expertly run the court, the former Wildcat’s routinely compiling double-doubles and is a dominant force in the association.
Despite their mediocre mark, the Pelicans are a nasty adversary with Davis protecting the basket.
At a minimum, Anthony Davis ensures that visitors to “The Big Easy” will have a difficult time on the hardwood.by