The New Orleans Pelicans escaped Milwaukee with a hard-fought 114-103 win Monday night against the Bucks, as Anthony Davis matched his career-high with 43 points (going 17-of-23 from the field) and added 10 rebounds and six assists.
The Bucks got a nice game from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who set a career-high with 29 points in the loss.
Davis was simply unstoppable down the stretch, hitting numerous big shots to secure the road victory.
Per the Journal Sentinel:
Davis simply refused to let the Pelicans lose after the Bucks had taken a 101-100 lead on a drive by Antetokounmpo with 3 minutes, 36 seconds remaining. […] The Pelicans star scored the next eight points for his team, and his clutch 19-foot jumper with 50.9 seconds left gave New Orleans a 108-103 lead.
“I just knew what position we are in,” Davis said. “We’ve got to win games. I wasn’t trying to lose tonight. That was my mind-set. Especially once Tyreke (Evans) went down, I knew guys were going to lean on me more.” […] Evans, the Pelicans’ starting point guard, had to leave the game with a left ankle injury and did not return.
“When he’s hitting his jump shot like you saw tonight, he’s a tough cover,” (John) Henson said of Davis. “We’re not the first team to see it and won’t be the last. Down the stretch I think we had a chance, but AD finished it out for them. That’s why he’s the man there. We couldn’t stop him tonight and that ultimately lost us the game.”