With time running out to impress enough of the league's coaches to earn a selection as a reserve in the Feb. 16 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis didn’t miss another opportunity to make his case.

Davis dominated with eight blocks and 30 points to help Pelicans rout the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-89 on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. It was the third 30-point performance of Davis' career. Davis dislocated his left index finger in the monstrous effort but doesn't expect to miss playing time.

The Pelicans won for the third straight time and fourth time in their past five games. The Pelicans (19-25) conclude their two-game road trip Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

"I'm just trying to get better each and every day,'' Davis said. "My teammates did a great job of getting me the ball and giving me a chance to score. That's what I'm trying to do."

Davis was quick to come across the lane to swat away shots, as if the Cavaliers had no business trying to put them up while he was near.

After blocking seven shots in Sunday’s 100-92 victory against the Orlando Magic, Davis almost matched that total by halftime with six against the Cavaliers. Davis ended the game one block from matching his career high of nine he achieved in November against the Philadelphia 76ers.

And he was two points shy from matching his career high of 32 points against the Lakers on Nov. 8.

Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has totaled 27 blocks and averaged 21.8 points in the past five games. He relied on his arsenal of shots -- from quick pull-up jumpers to dunks -- and didn’t miss many attempts. He made 12 of 18 of shots and had 24 points after three quarters.

Davis said he dislocated his left index finger late in the fourth quarter, but Pelicans head trainer Jon Ishop was able to pop it back in place.

"I don't know if you ever dislocated or broke (a finger), but that ... hurt," Davis said. "But they popped it back in and taped it up."

Behind Davis' superb play, shooting guard Eric Gordon’s ability to break through defenders and center Greg Stiemsma's breakout offensively, the Pelicans dismantled the Cavaliers, starting in the second quarter.