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He had 27 points and 14 rebounds against the Cavaliers, and you nearly didn’t notice him at all. Two days earlier, in San Antonio, Davis had hit a layup to beat the Spurs and cap a 27-point, 11-rebound performance against the defending NBA champions. Then, he came into the event that is LeBron James, and he was remorselessly efficient in his play. His head remained so level, you could bowl on it. “I just try to stay within the system, within the game,” he said. “I just got to be confident in myself. Patience is a huge part. I don’t chase shots or anything like that. I just let the game come to me, and it’s a lot easier to play that way.” Grantland
This year, healthy at last, he has hit the regular season with a roar, leading the league in blocks and rebounds per game, and catching the attention of everyone around the NBA, including James, who made a point of complimenting Davis’s improvement fulsomely before the game. “I don’t read that stuff,” Davis said. “I just want to win games, go to the playoffs, win championships, you know? That’s what he’s done, and I’ve yet to do that, so that’s where I want to get. It means a lot to have him say that. It’s a testament to all the work I put in last summer to get better, and it’s starting to show, but, at the same time, I can’t be satisfied.” Grantland
The league's general managers believe that we're going to see James vs. the San Antonio Spurs in The Finals for the third straight June and the fourth time in eight years. But the championship picture is also relatively wide open, as six different teams were picked to win The Finals and a seventh was picked to get there. James was picked to take back the MVP award from Kevin Durant and is still the guy that with whom half of the GMs would most like to start a franchise. But it's becoming clear that Anthony Davis is the next big thing. NBA.com
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