Anthony Davis had quite the season opener against the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Pelicans' forward Anthony Davis put on a show in New Orleans' season opener against the Nuggets on Wednesday night. The former Kentucky Wildcat became just the fifth player in NBA history to score 50 points in a season opener.
Relive the historic night from one of the great young stars in the NBA:
Davis showed off the multi-dimensional aspect of his game as well. Not only did he put up 50 points against Denver, he also grabbed 16 rebounds, recorded five assists, seven steals and four blocks.
According to ESPN, he became the first player to post at least 45 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game since steals began being recorded in the 1973-74 season.
The big man did not get much help from his teammates as Denver knocked off the Pelicans 107-102.
Davis will be looking for another big night on Friday as he and the Pelicans host Kevin Durant and the Warriors. Tip off is set for 9:30 p.m. EST and the game can be seen on ESPN.