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Anthony Davis blocks 10 shots en route to first career triple-double

In his return from a one-game absence due to a sprained left ankle, New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis recorded his first triple-double in the NBA in a 116-99 home loss to the Utah Jazz.

Davis, who turned 25 on Sunday, finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks to go with three steals and three assists. He is the first player to record a triple-double with blocks on a birthday since blocks became an official stat in 1973-74, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

Davis' 10 blocks in a game is a franchise record, and he tied his own franchise mark with six blocks in one half.

"We lost, so I don't really care about no career high or anything like that,'' Davis said. "I've just got to play better. I shot terrible from the field. We missed a lot of easy layups -- a ton of them. I didn't get to the line as much as I normally do.

"I've got to do a better job moving without the basketball, getting my teammates open. There is a lot I could have done better,'' he added.

Davis injured his ankle when he landed on Kosta Koufos' foot while pulling down a rebound during a victory at Sacramento on Wednesday night. He sat out at home Friday night against Washington, which handed the Pelicans their first loss in 11 games.

Davis is averaging 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game this season, his sixth in the NBA.

He scored 40 or more points five times, including a 53-point outing, during New Orleans' recent franchise-record-tying 10-game win streak.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.