Pelicans Vanquish Pacers To Climb Above .500
For the first time in 938 days, the New Orleans Pelicans have a winning record.
Anthony Davis led the Pels past the Pacers on Tuesday night to a 117-112 victory, and in doing so, improved the team's record to 6-5 overall.
"Defense," said Davis after the win. "Defense in the second half was the big key. We played awful defensively in the first half, but in the second, we focused in on defense and it helped us come away with the victory."
Indiana scored 75 points in the first two quarters and led New Orleans by 14 at halftime. Once the Pelicans defense clamped down, the Pacers could only muster 18 points in the third quarter, and 19 in the fourth.
Davis finished with a game-high 37 points and 14 rebounds.
His counterpart DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins (pictured) was fantastic as well, going for 32 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists.
The win was the 3rd consecutive for the Pels, all coming on the road, improving their record away from the Smoothie King Center this season to 5-2.
Next up, a Thursday matchup north of the border with the Toronto Raptors (6-4). Tip-off is set for 6:00pm.