Anthony Davis, Pelicans Slowly Finding Their Way and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

January 19th, 2016 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

Does Anthony Davis read Bleacher Report?

If his recent superb play for the New Orleans Pelicans—who took down the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 on Tuesday—is any indication, we may have our answer.

On Jan. 13, B/R's Kevin Ding chided the Brow for putting up numbers that, while impressive, didn't account for a certain ingredient:

What is missing, though, is real and crucial when it comes to becoming a basketball Jesus: leadership.

Until Davis discovers that important intangible part of himself, he'll continue to be flat-out overrated.

Since then, Davis has led New Orleans to three wins in four games and onto a path out of the Western Conference cellar—if not by word, then by example.

He was a force from beginning to end against the Wolves. While New Orleans fell into an early 17-point hole, Davis was busy doing everything he could to keep his team afloat. He finished the first quarter with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including a buzzer-beating dunk off Ryan Anderson's missed three.

Meanwhile, his teammates, Anderson included, mustered a ...

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