Anthony Davis scored 59 points, pulled down 20 rebounds and dished 4 assists tonight in the Pelicans' 111-106 win over the Pistons.
His 59 points in a single game were the most by any NBA player this season, but the three-time All-Star's rebounding numbers put him in even rarer statistical air.
In the past 40 years, just two other players have tallied 50+ points and 20+ rebounds in a single game.
- Shaquille O'Neal (3/6/2000): 61 points, 23 rebounds in 45 minutes of play.
- Chris Webber (1/5/2001): 51 points, 26 rebounds in 50 minutes of play.
And only O'Neal did it in regulation time.
According to ESPN Stats and Information, Davis is the youngest player in NBA history to score 59 or more points in one game (edging out Jerry West by nearly a year). He's the second youngest to post a 50-point, 20-rebound game behind Bob McAdoo.
And he did most of it with Andre Drummond and Marcus Morris guarding him.
Needless to say, Davis' performance Sunday will go down as one of the single greatest games in history.
His next opponent? The Wizards (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., CSN). The teams last met December 11 in a 107-105 loss for Washington. In that game, Davis finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.