By Shayden Smith
Not sure if I’ve ever said this before, but wouldn’t it be awesome if Anthony Davis played for the Thunder? I have? Well, I’ll never stop praying for a Russell Westbrook and Davis duo to storm the NBA. They would take so many unnecessary threes. Doesn’t that sound fun? Anyway, I won’t go into that again. Westbrook and the Oladipoless Thunder came into New Orleans Wednesday night to take on Davis and the Pelicans.
The Brow and Jrue Holiday make a scary combination. Not as scary as a Westbrook and Davis duo… that would just be ridiculous. Sorry, the thought of that happening helps me sleep at night, but back to what I was saying, Holiday and Davis work extremely well together. Davis had 34 points and 15 rebounds, putting up some Westbrook-like numbers as usual, and Holiday had 23 points and nine assists. They did what they could to stop the Thunder, but the Thunder has a guy who is absolutely unstoppable.
I know everyone is thinking that I am going to say Russell Westbrook. Yes, Westbrook had 42 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, some pretty crazy numbers, but Westbrook has nothing on OKC’s true superstar, Alex Abrines. Abrines had a career night Wednesday night with 18 points off the bench, shooting five of 11 from beyond the arc. He was looking confident and playing lock down defense on Holiday when the team needed it most. I don’t know about you, but I think Abrines has what it takes to be the greatest basketball player to ever walk this Earth. Don’t lie to yourself, you know you love him.
The Thunder finished the night shooting 51.1 percent from the field, being one of the better games in a while. The bench played excellent. Enes Kanter scored 14 and grabbed 14 boards and Joffrey Lauvergne had 10 off five of seven shooting. And let’s not forget about Nick Collison. He didn’t play, but he said that he loved “Star Wars: Rogue One.” I have to respect anyone who has a great taste in movies because, let’s be honest, it was great movie.
Davis and Holiday played their hearts out, but were not able to take down superstar numbers from Westbrook, and yes, Abrines, crazy shooting off the bench and a Star Wars loving Nick Collison on Wednesday night. The Thunder defeat the Pelicans 121 – 110.