Anthony Davis scores 59 points, Pelicans top Pistons 111-106
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Anthony Davis scored a franchise-record 59 points and added 20 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 111-106 on Sunday.
The previous club record was 50 points by Jamal Mashburn exactly 13 years earlier against the Grizzlies. Davis went 24 of 34 from the floor and made his only two 3-pointers. He added nine free throws in 10 tries.
Davis also broke the scoring record for the Palace of Auburn Hills, set by LeBron James with 48 points in an Eastern Conference finals game on June 1, 2007. The star center joined Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Webber as the only NBA players with 50 points and 20 rebounds in a game since 1983.
Jrue Holiday came off the bench and scored 20 points for the Pelicans – the only other player to reach double figures for New Orleans.
Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 34 points.