9.3.15

pelicans beat bucks behind davis' career night

the new orleans pelicans are fighting for the 8th seed in the western conference while the milwaukee bucks are fighting for the 5th seed in the east.  it was good game for both teams.  giannis antetokounmpo and michael carter-williams had good games for the bucks as well as khris middleton. on the other side, it was all anthony davis for the pelicans after tyreke evans went down with an ankle injury with about a minute left in the third quarter.

the pelicans are already missing the services of starting pg jrue holiday and sharp-shooting sixth man ryan anderson.

the showdown between antetokounmpo and davis was a fun one to watch.  unfortunately for the bucks carter-williams' hero ball mode late in the fourth doomed them.  that and the fact that davis cannot miss.  just look at this shot chart from the brow:


davis ended the night with 43 points tying his career-high he set this season on 23 shots also.  he also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 6 helpers, the most number of assists he has had in his career.  giannis meanwhile finished the game with 29 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.

with the win, the pelicans are now just half a game behind the oklahoma city thunder for the 8th and final spot in the playoffs.  next up for the pels are the nets tomorrow night.

and oh, here's anthony davis' highlights against the bucks: