ANTHONY Davis beasted out with 33 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks while Buddy Hield added a career-high 21 points as the New Orleans Pelicans beat a feisty Indiana Pacers squad, 105-92, on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
JRue Holiday dished out 14 assists to go with 16 points for the Pelicans who rebounded from a tough loss against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.
The game featured a battle of two of the top young centers in the league, with Davis matching up with Indiana’s Myles Turner, who finished with 26 points on 11 of 14 field goals and eight rebounds.
The Pacers, who were in the second game of a back-to-back, kept the game close almost the entire game and even led 90-85 with 4:52 left in the game.
A three-pointer by Hield that tied the game to 90-all also jumpstarted a 17-5 run to close out the game.
Jeff Teague added 21 points and 10 assists while Paul George scored 18. The loss was the second in a row that sent the team below .500 with a 13-14 win-loss record.