Anthony Davis scored a franchise-record 59 points and pulled down 20 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons, 111-106, on Sunday in Auburn Hills, Mich.
The previous club record was 50 points by Jamal Mashburn exactly 13 years earlier against the Grizzlies. Davis made 24 of 34 shots, including his two three-point attempts. He added nine free throws in 10 tries.
"That was a lot of fun, because the rim looked so big that it felt like everything I shot was going to go in," Davis said. "I wasn't keeping track of my point total, but the guys were telling me at the timeouts. They wanted me to get 60."
Davis had 19 points in the fourth...