Davis' dunks aplenty to lead Pelicans past 76ers
NEW ORLEANS (AP):
Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots as the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers yesterday.
Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 for New Orleans, while Tyreke Evans tied a season high - set one night earlier - with 12 assists. K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points for the 76ers, who lost their sixth straight. Henry Sims and Luc Mbah a Moute had 14 points.
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook scored 18 points as the Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-84 while playing without the injured Kevin Durant.
Durant sat out after spraining the big toe on his left foot Sunday against Cleveland. Westbrook shot just seven for 22 from the field, but was four for six and scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Thunder remain in control. Serge Ibaka added 13 points and a season-high 19 rebounds.
Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points, Thaddeus Young had 22 and Gorgui Dieng had a season-high 18 rebounds for the league-worst Timberwolves.
At Los Angeles, Jamal Crawford scored 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the Clippers held off the Denver Nuggets 102-98 for their fifth straight victory.
Matt Barnes added 18 points for Los Angeles and Blake Griffin had 14 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists. Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with 19 points and 11 assists.
The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Orlando Magic 103-94 after Zach Randolph had 24 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points as the Boston Celtics held on for a 99-90 road win over the Utah Jazz.