[caption id="attachment_236427" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Anthony Davis throws down a vicious dunk against Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)[/caption]
RecapAnthony Davis continues to carry his New Orleans Pelicans squad in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins. In a losing effort to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Davis dropped 38 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Since Boogie went out, Davis is averaging 32.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. The loss to Minnesota puts the team at 1-3 since the injury to the All-Star, but with a big win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. After the Timberwolves burst out of the starting gate with a 22-6 run, Davis' 19 first-quarter points prevented the game from getting too out of hand early.
On the flip side of the game, Karl-Anthony Towns added to his league-leading double-double mark, dropping a cool 22 points and 16 rebounds, his 47th double-double this season.
The two Wildcats in Denver, Jamal Murray and Trey Lyles, both scored 15 points in an enormous win over the best team in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets now have back-to-back wins against the Thunder and Warriors and are starting to look really good as a team.
Down in Sacramento, Willie Cauley-Stein recorded 14 points and eight rebounds while De'Aaron Fox had 15 points and four assists in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Check out the rest of the stats below.
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This next one isn't technically a highlight, but there is nothing more aesthetically pleasing than watching players or coaches sync up perfectly. Here are Jamal Murray and his head coach, Mike Malone.
Today in the NBA
12:00: Trail Blazers @ Celtics
12:00: Bucks (Bledsoe) @ Nets
12:00: Hawks @ Knicks (Kanter)
12:00: Grizzlies (An. Harrison) @ Raptors
2:00 (ABC): Lakers (Randle) @ Thunder (Patterson, Johnson)
3:00: Hornets (Kidd-Gilchrist, Monk) @ Suns (Bledsoe, Ulis)Player to watch
Sunday will be an early day in the NBA, with no games starting after 3 p.m. Apparently there's a football game or something like that which comes on after. Today's player to watch is Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison. Harrison has taken on prominent minutes ever since the injury this seasons to star point guard Mike Conley. Harrison has had a solid start to the new year and played even better in his last four games, in which he's averaged 13.5 points and 5.8 assists in 28.5 minutes per game. In a matchup against the Toronto Raptors, Harrison will have his hands full dealing with All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.
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