NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - With four of the team's top players sitting out with injuries Sunday, the New Orleans Pelicans could not overcome the odds on the road, dropping a 107-100 decision to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Pelicans (37-33) now sit three games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference Standings. The loss also means that New Orleans is tied with Phoenix in the ninth spot.
Anthony Davis, who missed the previous two games due to injury, posted 26 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Pelicans. Eric Gordon shot 5-for-8 from behind the arc and finished with 23 points, off the bench. New Orleans competed without the likes of Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik and Jrue Holiday, who were all nursing injuries.
The Clippers (46-25) were led by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin who scored 23 points apiece. JJ Redick tallied 20 points. All five Clipper starters finished with double-digits in scoring.
The Pelicans return to action Wednesday, hosting the Houston Rockets at 7 p.m.