Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers, 109-102
NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night.
Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each added 17 points.
Kobe Bryant scored 33 on 10-of-28 shooting, one night after setting the NBA record for most missed field goals in a career.
Carlos Boozer had 16 points and Jeremy Lin 15 for the Lakers, who lost their second straight and dropped to 1-7 this season.
The Lakers were as close as 63-60 on Lin's jumper from about 4 feet behind the 3-point line in the middle of the third quarter, but the Pelicans closed the period on a 22-12 run that included nine points from Holiday.