In a complete effort, Tyreke Evans came off the bench and scored 25 points and recorded 12 assists and 6 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans take down the Sacramento Kings, 113-100. The Pelicans had an impressive game shooting the ball in this one, going 41-83 (49.4%) from the field, including 8-17 (47.1%) from three-point range. This snaps a four-game losing streak for New Orleans (12-14).
Evans went 7-14 from the field and 11-12 from the free throw line. He also registered 3 steals. Other key performers for New Orleans were Anthony Davis with 21 points and 11 rebounds, Jrue Holiday with 17 points and 10 assists, and Al-Farouq Aminu with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, DeMarcus Cousins put up 24 points for Sacramento on 7-15 shooting from the field and 10-17 from the free throw line. He also registered 14 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas added 21 points and 5 rebounds, Marcus Thornton finished with 19 points and 5 rebounds, and Rudy Gay put up 11 points and 5 rebounds.
The Kings had 15 assists against 22 turnovers for a ratio of .68. This year, they are 1-3 when having more turnovers than assists in a game. Conversely, the Pelicans are undefeated (4-0) when holding their opponents below an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.00.
Sacramento (8-19) couldn't get consecutive victories after beating Orlando on Saturday.
Coming up, the Pelicans take on the Denver Nuggets, who are 14-13 on the season. The Kings match up with the Miami Heat, currently sitting at 21-6 this year. The Pelicans are 0-1 versus Denver this season. The Kings are 0-1 versus Miami this season.
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