Trans. Mar 9 6:09 ET (Mar 9 6:09 ET ) NEW ORLEANS -- Second-year forward Anthony Davis scored 32 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked six shots -- including a critical layup attempt by point guard Ty Lawson in overtime -- to power the New Orleans Pelicans to a 111-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans (26-37) trailed 94-90 with 1:20 left in regulation but sent the game into overtime on two free throws by guard Brian Roberts and a 15-foot jumper by guard Anthony Morrow with .9 second left. Forward Tyreke Evans tied the game for the final time with a driving layup, and after reserve guard Aaron Brooks missed on the other end, Davis made two free throws with 1:22 left to give New Orleans a 106-104 lead.
Anthony Davis finished with 29 points and notched 14 rebounds, while Tyreke Evans added 25 points and 7 assists to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 112-104. The Pelicans shot 42-84 (50.0%) from the field and turned it over on only nine possessions. This is only the second win for New Orleans (25-37) in its last 10 games. Khris Middleton had a big game for Milwaukee despite the loss, scoring 25 points on 10-17 shooting, including 3-8 from behind the arc.
Anthony Davis has one game left to show why he's the best player under 21 years old in the NBA. For the past two games, he's looked rather good for any age, and has pulled the Pelicans out of a slump. Davis had 29 points and 14 rebounds and New Orleans defeated Milwaukee 112-104 on Friday night. Tyreke Evans scored 25 points for the Pelicans, who've won two straight after losing their previous eight games.
NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans have struggled through so much adversity this season that they can be excused for celebrating even modest achievements. After forward Anthony Davis scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lift the Pelicans to a 112-104 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night -- the Pelicans' second straight win after eight consecutive losses -- the second-year All-Star was practically giddy talking about the difference that guard Tyreke Evans has made in the starting lineup for the last five games. "When he's playing like that, we're a tough team," Davis said of Evans, who replaced offensively challenged Al-Farouq Aminu in the starting lineup when the losing streak forced coach Monty Williams into shaking things up. The Pelicans (25-37) led by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter before Milwaukee cut it to 104-99 with 1:17 left.