Pelicans shut down Lakers

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Nov 09 2013 06:23 PM | Updated as of Nov 10 2013 07:21 AM

Forward Anthony Davis scored 32 points, including an 11-point fourth quarter, while grabbing 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double in six games to power the New Orleans Pelicans to a 96-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

When Los Angeles cut the deficit to 84-81 with 3:29 left, the Pelicans ran off 11 consecutive points, with Davis accounting for seven.

The victory evened the Pelicans' record at 3-3 and gave them their first regular-season win over the Lakers (3-4) following 11 consecutive losses dating back to 2010.

Meanwhile, Evan Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as the Philadelphia 76ers drubbed the Cleveland Cavaliers 94-79 in the homecoming of former 76ers center Andrew Bynum.

Backup guard Tony Wroten added 18 points for the 76ers (4-2), who rallied from a 14-point deficit after a quarter.

Guard Dion Waiters, a Philadelphia native, scored 18 points to lead the Cavaliers (2-4), who shot just 33.3 percent from the floor, compared to 47.6 percent for Philadelphia.

In Charlotte, Forward Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and center Andrea Bargnani added 25 as the New York Knicks beat the Bobcats 101-91.

The Knicks (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak and in the process got revenge for a 102-97 loss to the Bobcats (3-3) in New York on Tuesday.

The New York victory came on the same day that Bobcats coach Steve Clifford underwent a procedure to have two stents placed into his heart.

Former Knicks great and Bobcats assistant Patrick Ewing assumed the role of acting coach in Clifford's absence.