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Davis leads Pelicans to 130-125 win over Nuggets

7 years 1 month 1 week ago Sunday, December 20 2015 Dec 20, 2015 December 20, 2015 11:33 PM December 20, 2015 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DENVER (AP) - Anthony Davis left after the first quarter with an illness only to return in the fourth and finish with 27 points, lifting the New Orleans Pelicans to a 130-125 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.

Davis had a dominating first quarter, scoring 19 points before leaving after feeling sick. He returned early in the fourth and sparked the Pelicans, who ended a five-game road swing with a 2-3 mark. They're now 3-13 on the road this season.

New Orleans was trailing 106-104 when Davis returned to the court with 8:20 remaining. The Pelicans went on a 19-10 run to wrap up the win.

The Pelicans had six players finish in double figures, including 21 points apiece from Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday.

Reserve Will Barton had a career-high 32 points for the Nuggets. He also had 10 rebounds.


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