Tem­pers flare as Pel­i­cans beat LA


An­thony Davis had 42 points and 15 re­bounds, and the Pel­i­cans beat the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers, 139117, last night in a feisty game in New Or­leans.

Davis went 15-for-18 from the field with three as­sists, three steals and two blocks. Jrue Hol­i­day had 24 points and 11 as­sists, and re­serve Dar­ius Miller scored 19 points.

It was the high­est scor­ing game of the sea­son for New Or­leans, which has won three in a row head­ing into the All-Star break.

Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and Brandon In­gram had 21, but Los An­ge­les sur­ren­dered its most points in a reg­u­la­tion game this sea­son. Julius Ran­dle scored 20 points for the Lak­ers, and Josh Hart had 15.

Los An­ge­les guard Isa­iah Thomas and coach Luke Walton were ejected in the first half. Thomas was in­volved in a mi­nor al­ter­ca­tion with Ra­jon Rondo late in the first quar­ter, also re­sult­ing in the ejec­tion of the New Or­leans guard. Walton was ejected in the sec­ond after protesting a tech­ni­cal foul on Kuzma.

76ers 104, Heat 102 — Ben Sim­mons had a triple-dou­ble, J.J. Redick hit a cru­cial 19-foot, off­bal­anced jumper from the base­line with 19.4 se­conds left and short­handed Philadel­phia came back from a 24-point sec­ond-half deficit to de­feat vis­it­ing Mi­ami.

Dario Saric added 19 points and Marco Be­linelli scored 17 in his first game with the 76ers, who won their fifth straight and 11th in a row on their home court. Philadel­phia played with­out All-Star cen­ter Joel Em­biid, who sat be­cause of sore­ness in his right an­kle.

James John­son had 22 points and Go­ran Dragic added 18 for the Heat, who have lost seven of eight.

Rap­tors 122, Bulls 98 — Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 10 as­sists, Serge Ibaka also scored 20 points and Toronto won in Chicago to cruise into the All-Star break with its sev­enth straight victory.

Lowry made four 3-point­ers, and he and Ibaka each grabbed seven re­bounds. Jonas Valan­ci­u­nas added 14 points and nine re­bounds to help the Rap­tors com­plete a fourgame sweep against Chicago even though they only got seven points from four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan.

Bobby Por­tis scored 18 points for Chicago, and Lauri Markka­nen had 14.

Pistons 104, Hawks 98 — Ish Smith had 22 points and nine

as­sists, Blake Grif­fin nar­rowly missed a triple-dou­ble and host Detroit ended a three-game los­ing streak by beat­ing At­lanta.

Grif­fin fin­ished with 13 points, 12 re­bounds and nine as­sists, while An­dre Drum­mond added 13 points and 15 re­bounds for Detroit, which had seven play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures.

An­drew White III had 15 points for the Hawks in his NBA de­but, while John Collins had 11 points and 10 re­bounds.

Wiz­ards 118, Knicks 113 — Bradley Beal had 36 points and Wash­ing­ton over­came a 27-point deficit to win in New York.

Otto Porter Jr. added 22 points and Ian Mahinmi had 17 for the Wiz­ards, who trailed 68-41 late in the sec­ond quar­ter. Wash­ing­ton then went on a 42-15 run to tie it at 83 with 3:32 left in the third.

Tim Har­d­away Jr. scored 37 points (32 in the first half) to lead the Knicks, who have lost a sea­son­worst eight straight and are 0-4 since los­ing All-Star for­ward Kristaps Porzingis to sea­son-end­ing knee in­jury.

Hor­nets 104, Magic 102 — Dwight Howard had 22 points and 13 re­bounds, and Char­lotte stopped a four-game slide in Or­lando.

Kemba Walker had 20 points for Char­lotte on 6-for-19 shoot­ing. Ni­co­las Ba­tum added 14 points and seven as­sists in the Hor­nets’ 10th straight win against the Magic.

Mario He­zonja led Or­lando with 21 points and 10 re­bounds, but the Magic lost their third straight go­ing into the All-Star break.

Pac­ers 108, Nets 103 — Vic­tor Oladipo scored 25 points, Corey Joseph added 15 points and 11 as­sists, and In­di­ana beat host Brook­lyn.

Myles Turner had 11 points and 14 boards, and for­mer Net Bo­jan Bog­danovic chipped in 14 points for the Pac­ers, who won their third straight game as they head into the All-Star break.

Allen Crabbe scored 23 points for the Nets, who went into the break with their sev­enth straight loss.

Thun­der 121, Griz­zlies 114 — Paul Ge­orge scored 28 points, Rus­sell West­brook added 23 points in his 17th triple-dou­ble of the sea­son, and Oklahoma City sur­vived a sec­ond-half rally by the hosts to beat Mem­phis.

Rock­ets 100, Kings 91 — James Har­den had 28 points, nine re­bounds and nine as­sists, and host Hous­ton fought off a late rally to beat Sacra­mento for its 10th straight win.

Jazz 107, Suns 97 — In Salt Lake City, Dono­van Mitchell scored 24 points, Royce O’Neale had a ca­reer-high 19 and Utah won its 11th straight game, beat­ing Phoenix.


TEM­PERS FLARE: Ra­jon Rondo jaws at Isa­iah Thomas dur­ing last night’s game in New Or­leans. Both were ejected.

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