Anthony Davis scored 34 points and added 11 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans nip the Atlanta Hawks, 111-105. The Pelicans took quality shots in this one, going 36-70 (51.4%) from the field and 35-43 (81.4%) at the free throw line. New Orleans (28-40) picked up the win after falling to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.
Davis shot 11-19 and converted 12-15 from the free throw line. Brian Roberts also contributed for New Orleans, finishing with 16 points and 5 assists. Jeff Teague had another big game for Atlanta in the loss, scoring 26 points on 8-16 shooting (2-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 8-11 from the free throw line. He also tallied 8 assists. Pero Antic added 14 points and 6 rebounds.
This loss snaps a five-game winning streak for Atlanta, dropping them to 31-36 on the year.
Coming up, the Pelicans play the Miami Heat, who are 47-20 on the season. The Hawks match up against the Toronto Raptors, currently sitting at 38-29 this year. The Pelicans have a 0-1 record against Miami this season. They have won two of their last three meetings with Toronto.