Let it be known that Anthony Davis is for real, although that shouldn't be much of a question by now. Davis just posted an outstanding game in an overtime win against the Celtics, finishing with 40 points and 21 rebounds. This is the 18th 40-20 game in NBA history, and the first since Dwight Howard did so in 2012.
Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Bird, Chris Webber, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Joe Barry Carroll, Antonio McDyess, Mike Gminski are the others who accomplished the feat. O'Neal is the only one to do so four times, including a 2000 game where he scored 61 points and grabbed 23 rebounds.
Davis' name has to go down with an asterisk though. The Celtics were playing with sleeves. LeBron James will tell you that's a disadvantage.
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[via Pro Basketball Reference]