Davis pours in 43, Pelicans beat Bucks 114-103
MILWAUKEE, WI - Anthony Davis scored 43 points, tying a career high and helping the New Orleans Pelicans pull away for a 114-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Eric Gordon added 16 and Tyreke Evans had 13 before leaving the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury. The Pelicans shot 59 percent for the game and 60 percent from 3-point range.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a career-high 29 points for the Bucks, who have lost seven of nine. Michael Carter-Williams tallied 25, his highest-scoring game for Milwaukee since being acquired last month in a trade-deadline deal, and Khris Middleton scored 17.
Milwaukee took a 101-100 lead with 3:35 remaining on a runner by Antetokounmpo. Davis, who recorded his third career 40-point game, then scored eight consecutive points as New Orleans closed the game on a 14-2 run.