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Anthony Davis scores franchise-record 59 points in Pelicans win

Davis scores a franchise record 59 points in Detroit. (Source: NOLA.com  | The Times-Picayune) Davis scores a franchise record 59 points in Detroit. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Anthony Davis scored a career-high 59 points to spark the Pelicans' 111-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons, Sunday afternoon, in Auburn Hills, MI.

In addition to Davis' franchise record 59 points he also grabbed 20 rebounds and shot 24-34 from the field. Davis joins Shaquille O'Neal as the only players in the last 40 seasons with 55 points and 20 rebounds. Davis scored 51 of his 59 points in the final three quarters.

After the contest Davis reflected on his big game with Fox Sports New Orleans. "I just came out with a lot of energy, and just played very well," he said. "I made a lot of shots, got to the free throw line. My teammates did a great job of setting me up. Jrue (Holiday) did a great job of hitting me in the pocket, and jump shots. Giving me the ball so I could score."

Another big contributor for the Pelicans (22-33) Holiday, who finished with 20 points and nine assists. 

The Pelicans continue their road trip with a contest against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday night. 

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