Watch Anthony Davis put up 53 points, grab 18 boards against Suns

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Devin Booker had a big night for the Suns — 40 points on 18 shots, plus he pulled down 10 rebounds.

It wasn’t enough.

Not when Anthony Davis goes off for 53 points on 29 shots, grabs 18 rebounds, and had five blocked shots. Davis pushed the Pelicans to a 125-116 win that they needed (their sixth straight) in a tight playoff chase in the West.

Since Cousins went down Davis has been playing at an MVP level. In his last 10 games, Davis has averaged 35.9 points per game on 50.9 percent shooting, hit 34.2 percent from three, plus had 12.8 points and 2.4 blocks per game. If the Pelican make the playoffs, this run of play by Davis will be the reason.