Watch: Pelicans' Anthony Davis runs the floor for an impressive layup
File this under "Anthony Davis doing Anthony Davis things."
With less than four minutes remaining in the first quarter of Tuesday night's game between the Kings and Pelicans in New Orleans, Davis intercepted a pass from DeMarcus Cousins, streaked down the floor and split two defenders before laying the ball in. The 6-foot-10, 220-pound forward took only two dribbles after crossing halfcourt.
Davis is averaging 26.3 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 1.8 assists in 12 games this season. He leads the league in Player Efficiency Rating, Win Shares and VORP in addition to emerging as an early contender for the Most Valuable Player award. The 21-year-old is in his third season after being selected No. 1 overall in the 2012 draft.
The Pelicans are 7-6 this season after falling to Sacramento 99-89. Cousins and Omri Casspi led the Kings with 22 points, and Cousins grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. Tyreke Evans paced New Orleans with 22 points, and Davis recorded nine boards. Kings coach Michael Malone was ejected in the second quarter of his team's win.