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Davis Explodes for 50, Pels Lose 107-102

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)
(WVUE) -

Anthony Davis poured in 50 in the Pelicans season opener against the Denver Nuggets, and yet, the Pels still lost by five.

Davis was a one-man wrecking crew in the Smoothie King Center Wednesday night. Knocking down 17-field goals. But, while Davis was virtually un-stopable, the rest of his teammates were not. Only two other Pelicans scored in double figures. And they were woeful from three point range, hitting just three of 19-shots.

Davis' became just the second NBA player all time to score atleats 50-in a season opener. Michael Jordan did it twice. And no other player has ever put up the kind of stat line, 50 points, 16 rebounds, 7 steals, five assists and four blocks, in an opener, that Davis did tonight.

And while the 50 points were the second most that Davis has ever scored in a game, it did break a Pelicans franchise record for season openers.

Meanwhile, Denver had five guys hit for double figures, led by Jusuf Nurkik's team-high 23 points.

The Pelicans will continue their brief home stand Friday night against the Golden St. Warriors.

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