Davis powers Pels to rout of Philadelphia
NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
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.
Davis was 12-of-19 shooting, including five layups and five crowd-pleasing dunks, and made all eight of his free throws as New Orleans (24-21) went three games above .500 for the first time since coach Monty Williams' first season in 2010-11.
CLIPPERS 102, NUGGETS 98: At Los Angeles, Jamal Crawford scored 19 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as Los Angeles won its fifth straight.
Crawford scored the Clippers' final five points and had a key save that led to a basket in the closing seconds, when the Clippers completed their biggest comeback of the season after being down by 16 earlier in the game.
Matt Barnes added 18 points for Los Angeles, and Blake Griffin had 14 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists. Chris Paul scored 15 points.
THUNDER 92, TIMBERWOLVES 84: At Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, and Oklahoma City got the win 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 7 for 22 from the field, but was 4 for 6 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.
GRIZZLIES 103, MAGIC 94: At Memphis, Tenn., Zach Randolph had 24 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Memphis' third straight win, and Marc Gasol added 16 points and 10 boards.
Beno Udrih added 15 points and Jeff Green finished with 12 for the Grizzlies.
Orlando, which dropped its sixth in a row, got 18 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic.
CELTICS 99, JAZZ 90: At Salt Lake City, Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and Boston held on for the road win.
Tyler Zeller had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Celtics, who grabbed control with a big second quarter. Jared Sullinger had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Avery Bradley also scored 12.
Gordon Hayward had 26 points for Utah, and Enes Kanter finished with 20.