Anthony Davis continues to dominate, scores 53 in win over Suns

Davis had season-high 53 points, with 18 rebounds and blocked five shots - the first such game since Bob McAdoo in 1974.

Kahron Spearman

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis scored a season-high 53 points, with 18 rebounds and blocked five shots, leading New Orleans to their sixth straight win, in a 125-116 victory over the lowly Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

Per ESPN Stats, Davis has scored no fewer than 27 points in a game during the streak, putting up at least 38 five times and more than 40 four times.

A lot of their bigs were in foul trouble. I just wanted to hang around the rim as much as possible, knowing I had the size advantage. We'll take any type of win, any type of way we can get it.

Anthony Davis
Forward, New Orleans Pelicans

Devin Booker had 40 points and ten rebounds for Phoenix, whose lost ten straight. T.J. Warren scored 23 points. Rookie, Josh Jackson had 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Per StatMuse, the All-Star has had three 50-point, 15-rebound games in his career. The rest of the NBA has had three combined during the last 17 years.

Davis also joins former Buffalo Braves great Bob McAdoo (1974) as the only players with 50+ points, 15+ rebounds, 5+ blocks in a game.