NBA Basketball

Davis scores 47, Pelicans sweep Blazers

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis sat on the court, a scowl on his face and his biceps flexed on each side of his head.

The Pelicans center had just converted a layup as he fell to the court after a hard foul. His strength-projecting celebration afterward was that of an All-Star determined lay the foundation of his playoff legacy with dominant performance in the clutch.

"In a close-out game and then the magnitude of the situation, this is probably the best game he's played since I've been here," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "He just was not going to let us lose."

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Rank Name PPG
1 J. Harden, Hou30.4
2 A. Davis, NO28.1
3 L. James, Cle27.5
4 D. Lillard, Por26.9
5 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil26.9
6 K. Durant, GS26.4
7 R. Westbrook, OKC25.4
8 K. Irving, Bos24.4
9t L. Aldridge, SA23.1
9t V. Oladipo, Ind23.1
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Field Goal Percentage
Rank Name FG%
1 C. Capela, Hou.652
2 D. Jordan, LAC.645
3 M. Harrell, LAC.635
4 S. Adams, OKC.629
5 E. Kanter, NY.592
6 T. Gibson, Min.577
7 J. Collins, Atl.576
8 J. Valanciunas, Tor.568
9 D. Favors, Uta.563
10 J. Randle, LAL.558
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