NBA: Anthony Davis Lead Pelicans Against Nuggets Despite Illness

Sickness is enough to stop Anthony Davis from playing ball.

Battling his illness with four IV shots, Davis led the Pelicans past the Nuggets 130-125 Sunday evening (Monday morning in the Philippines).

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Davis scored 27 points, six rebounds, and four blocked shots to uplift the Pelicans. Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans were his wingmen with 21 points each.

Davis had a monster first quarter in which he scored 19 of his team’s 36 points. Davis left after the quarter when he started to feel sick.

With Davis out of play, the Pelicans were down 67-74 at the half.

Denver was leding 80-77 in the third quarter when hot-shooting Danilo Gallinari turned his left ankle after stepping on the foot of Ryan Anderson. The Pelicans took advantage by going on a 14-2 run in what was a back-and-forth game. The Pelicans ended the quarter with the lead, 99-96.

New Orleans was trailing 106-104 when Davis returned to the court with 8:20 remaining in the fourth. With Davis back, the Pelicans went on a 19-10 run to take control of the game.

Davis had two of his blocks in the final 40 seconds to help the Pelicans finish a five-game road swing with a 2-3 mark. They’re now 3-13 on the road this season.

Reserve Will Barton had a career-high 32 points for the Nuggets. He also had 10 rebounds. Kenneth Faried followed him with 21 points and 13 boards.

Pelicans will face Portland on Wednesday (Thursday Morning in the Philippines), while the nuggets play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

Do you know anyone who can play as hard as Anthony Davis?