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Pelicans End 8 Game Skid, Top Lakers In High Scoring Affair

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If anyone was looking for solid defense Tuesday night at the Staples Center, they didn’t find it. The Pelicans and the Lakers battled in a high-scoring affair, with the New Orleans squad winning on Mardi Gras.

New Orleans topped the Lakers 132-125, snapping an 8 game losing streak.

How bad was the defense? Each team combined for 114 points in the paint, 71 free throw attempts (the majority of fouls being called in the paint), and 257 points.

After struggling with his shot the previous 2 games, Anthony Davis played like an All-Star last night. A week before he turns 21, Davis dropped his 28th double-double of the season, going for 28 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block.

“We needed this win to get back on track and we needed to get back in rhythm,” Davis said. “We came out and played with a lot of intensity. I was just trying to come out and be aggressive. I know I didn’t play the best in the last two games, so I had to be aggressive.”

Tyreke Evans was aggressive as well, and it paid off for the Pelicans. He made it a point to push the pace, getting to the lane at will. His 24 point, 11 assist, 7 rebound stat line doesn’t tell the full story. Since being inserted into the starting lineup last Friday, Evans’ numbers the last 4 games have been impressive: 22 points, 8 assists, 7 assists, 50% shooting from the field, and an average of over 40 minutes a game.

Eric Gordon (pictured) and Brian Roberts both shined offensively as well, going for 28 and 19.

The Pelicans finally return home from their 5 game road trip, and will play 10 of their next 11 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. First up, a Friday night matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Tip-off is set for 7:00.

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