Anthony Davis reaches 2,500 career points in win over Kings

BY foxsports • November 19, 2014

Halfway through the New Orleans Pelicans victory over the Sacramento Kings Tuesday, Anthony Davis sank a shot that gave him 2500 career points so far in his young NBA journey. 

At just 21-years-old, Davis is averaging 25.2 points per game and leading the league in both blocks and steals in his third year as a pro. 

The Pelicans franchise player scored 28 overall versus the Kings Tuesday, which was a nice serving of lagniappe in addition to a road win and reaching the 2500-point benchmark. 

Heading into Tuesday's clash at the Sleep Train Arena, the Kings were the only team in the NBA not to allow an opposing player to score 25 points or more.  Then they played the Pelicans and Davis. 

Davis spoiled the Kings stat and also ended the night with 9 rebounds, 3 blocked shots and 2 steals in addition to his 28 points. 

Hometown favorite Ryan Anderson was close on Davis' heels, pouring in 22 points with his family in the stands cheering him on. 

Anderson also became the New Orleans franchise's leading all time bench scorer. In the first half, Anderson sprinted past Jannero Pargo's record of 1,214 points. Anderson's scoring record from the bench now stands at 1,231.  

"I want to go out every night and be aggressive and shoot the ball," Anderson said. "It's a great thing to achieve, but it's not something that I'm like 'Oh man, I got to go get that.' I've never been like that." 

Anderson will certainly celebrate the accolade, but he's much more excited about the Pelicans tough road win over the Kings, especially at the end of a challenging back-to-back. The fact that it came in his hometown is even sweeter. 

"Most of all I'm just glad that we got the win," Anderson said. "This environment is so fun to play in. It brings back so many memories of being in the stands watching games like this. To win a tough game and a fighting game, it's a great win for us. It's just great to see my family and be around friends and be back at home."

Anderson finished shooting 9-17 from the field and 4-12 on three point attempts. He recorded four rebounds and one block in 32 minutes off the bench. He has scored in double-figures in eight games this season, including each of the last five games. 

The Pelicans are now 6-4 overall, 2-3 on the road, heading into Friday's game versus the Nuggets in Denver.