Pelicans’ Anthony Davis: ‘Feels good to get that first win’

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Anthony Davis has delivered many impressive performances, but his terrific showing Saturday night came with a first: a playoff victory.

Building off his strong finish to the regular season, Davis had 35 points, 14 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 97-95 Game 1 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. It was the Pelicans’ first postseason win since 2011 and the first of Davis’ six-year career.

“It means a lot to get that monkey off your back and get your first win,” Davis said. “Now that’s over with, and we want to come in Tuesday and get another one. That’s our mindset. But feels good to get that first win.”