NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and New Orleans defeated the struggling Milwaukee Bucks 112-104 on Friday night.
Tyreke Evans scored 25 points for the Pelicans, who’ve won two straight after losing their previous eight games. Anthony Morrow added 16 points, including a 3-pointer as he was fouled to give the Pelicans their largest lead at 100-90 with 4:50 left. Brian Roberts scored 14 and Eric Gordon 12 for New Orleans.
Khris Middleton scored 25 for Milwaukee, which lost its second straight. Jeff Adrien added 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Ramon Sessions had 16 points and Brandon Knight 15.
Milwaukee entered the game without starting forward Ersan Ilyasova, suspended for throwing a punch in a game Wednesday. The Bucks then lost guard O.J. Mayo to an ejection for a flagrant-2 foul late in the first quarter.
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