Down one with 12 seconds remaining, New Orleans inbounded the ball from the left sideline directly to Davis near the foul line. Turning to face Aron Baynes, his defender, Davis patiently ran some clock before using a single power dribble to his right. As he approached the restricted circle, Davis extended the ball with his right hand, cupping up a lay-up off the glass that went through with 6.6 seconds left on the clock.
"The play was supposed to go to Jrue [Holiday]," Davis said, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "But me being me, when I caught the ball I was in attack mode. I just tried to make a good play."
The 21-year-old Davis has been one of the NBA's top performers so far this season, averaging 23.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4 blocks and 1.8 steals in five appearances. He finished with a team-high 27 points (on 10-of-17 shooting), 11 rebounds, six blocks and four steals in 37 minutes against San Antonio. Holiday added 15 points and 11 assists in the win.
New Orleans improved to 3-2. San Antonio dropped to 2-3.