Davis lifts Pelicans over Mavericks 109-106
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis capped a 28-point, 10-rebound outing with go-ahead free throws in the final seconds and a pivotal steal, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight game, 109-106 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
Tyreke Evans scored 24 points, including a clutch running hook in the final half-minute, and Ryan Anderson added 18 points.
Monta Ellis scored 36 points, giving Dallas a 106-105 lead with a running scoop over Quincy Pondexter and Omer Asik with 12.3 seconds left, but Davis drew a foul from Tyson Chandler while receiving Evans' inbound pass and hit the go-ahead free throws.
Davis, who had five steals, then intercepted Rajon Rondo's inbound pass intended for Dirk Nowitzki and added two more free throws.
Ellis had one more chance to tie it, but his 27-foot shot missed in the final seconds.
Nowitzki scored 24 points for Dallas, which has lost two straight.
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