Anthony Davis too much for Celtics in loss to Pelicans

Anthony Davis too much for Celtics in loss to Pelicans

It’s nights like these that make Celtics fans dream of Anthony Davis.

The Brow was everywhere in The Pelicans’ 108-89 victory on Sunday. He scored 34 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dominated on the defensive end and was far and away the best player on the floor.

That’s becoming a regular occurrence for Davis when it comes to Boston. He entered the game averaging 26.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in 10 lifetime contests vs. the C’s. If you throw out his first two games five years ago, in which he totaled 19 points as a rookie, you get an idea of what a monster he becomes every time he sees green.

He has topped 16 rebounds against them four times in his last eight games, with a high of 21. He has topped 30 points five times in that span, with a high of 45 this past January.

He’s Danny Ainge’s white whale, the player he’d trade half his roster to acquire. A triumvirate of Davis, Kyrie Irving, and Gordon Hayward could challenge for a title. Maybe one day he’ll end up here. For now, we must remain tantalized by efforts like Sunday’s, when he simply destroyed All-Star Al Horford, who was limited to six points on 3-of-11 shooting.

The lopsided defeat obscured an aggressive game from rookie Jayson Tatum, who stepped up with Irving (knee), Jaylen Brown (concussion), and Marcus Smart (thumb) all sidelined and scored 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting in just 27 minutes.



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