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DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis combine for 57 points, 24 boards in beating Lakers

Houston Rockets v New Orleans Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 23: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis #23 talk during a game against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center on February 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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New Orleans has not smoothed out all the wrinkles in the Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins relationship on the court. Not by a long shot. They still play next to each other more than with each other, Jrue Holiday is learning to adapt his game to having two dominant bigs on the court, finding the right tempo for the offense is still a work in progress, and the Pelicans still desperately need more shooting around their stars.

But damn. Have you seen those two play?

Already they are putting up impressive numbers, like the 57 points and 24 boards they did against the Lakers Sunday night. Sure, it’s just the “working hard to keep our top three pick” Lakers, but this is still an impressive performance. And the first win for the Pelicans with Davis and Cousins both playing. Those two are going to do this to a lot of teams going forward.