Tyreke Evans's 33 powers Pelicans over Nets

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Tyreke Evans scored 33 points and recorded 10 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a close victory over the Brooklyn Nets, 109-104. This is the third consecutive win for New Orleans (30-40).

Evans shot 13-19, in a quality offensive outing. He also put up 7 assists and 3 steals. New Orleans also got solid performances from Anthony Davis with 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Brian Roberts with 17 points and 6 assists. Despite the loss, Paul Pierce put up 24 points for Brooklyn on 7-16 shooting (4-11 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-6 from the free throw line. Joe Johnson contributed 15 points and 6 rebounds.

In addition to 25.0% from 3-point range, the Nets tallied an eFG% of just 42.2%. They are 2-13 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Pelicans, conversely, are 6-2 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.

This defeat means an end to a four-game winning streak for Brooklyn, pushing their record to 37-32 for the year.

Coming up, the Pelicans battle the Los Angeles Clippers, who are 49-21 on the season. The Nets meet the Charlotte Bobcats, currently sitting at 34-37 this year. The Pelicans lost to Los Angeles the last three times they've played. The Nets have come away with a win the last two games against Charlotte.

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