New Orleans lost its season opener to the Nuggets 107-102, despite a 50-point performance from Anthony Davis. … Davis, the MVP of the All-Star Game, has an NBA-best 13 games of at least 30 points and 15 rebounds this season. … Jrue Holiday ranks eighth in the league in assists, averaging 7.2 per game. … The Pelicans are 11-23 on the road this season. Nuggets: Denver has won six out of its last eight games. … Forward Wilson Chandler is averaging 21 points on 60 percent shooting from the field and 44.4 percent shooting from 3-point range in two games since returning from a four-game absence because of a groin injury. … Since missing 11 free throws in a 109-105 loss to the Rockets, Denver has been on a tear from the line. The Nuggets have made 77-of-82 free throws (93.9 percent) in their last three games.