Anthony Davis made his debut in the NBA Playoffs yesterday. While he and the New Orleans Pelicans did not come out with the result they would prefer it was amazing to see him turn it on the fourth quarter. In the final frame alone AD compiled 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 blocked shot. The Golden State Warriors were spooked enough that Stephen Curry played nearly 10 minutes.
Davis still has a ways to go on defense before his impact is consistently felt on both ends of the court. We oftentimes forget that the man turned 22 just last month. Here is one quick and dirty way to put AD's performance into some perspective, thanks to Basketball Reference and ESPN NBA Analyst Tom Haberstroh.
Per @bball_ref, Anthony Davis' 35 points was the highest-scoring career playoff debut for a big man since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970 (36).— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) April 19, 2015
Boom. Mind blown. This video is from the always incredible Dawkins MTA.