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The New Orleans Pelicans were in The Big Apple Sunday afternoon to take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, looking to win their second straight game and climb up in the playoff standings out West.
Things, however, didn’t go the Pelicans’ way to begin the contest, as the Knicks jumped out to a 29-13 lead after the first quarter and New York eventually built a 19-point lead in the middle of the third quarter.
Pelicans star Anthony Davis has been vocal about how the inconsistent play of the team is frustrating. On Sunday, Davis took it upon himself to will his squad back into the game with a stellar performance in “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”
Davis scored a whopping 48 points to lead the Pelicans to a crucial 123-118 comeback win in overtime. The 24-year-old power forward from Chicago shot 17-of-30 from the floor and grabbed 17 rebounds as well.
With the impressive stat line, Davis became the first player since San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson to score at least 45 points and register at least 15 rebounds at MSG. Robinson accomplished his feat back in 1995.