Anthony Davis leads Pelicans to OT win in Boston

Updated: Jan. 16, 2018 at 10:28 PM CST
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(WVUE) - Anthony Davis had 45 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime victory over Boston on Tuesday night, ending the Celtics' seven-game winning streak.

Its back-to-back 40-plus games and back-to-back overtime games for Davis, who poured in 48 on Sunday the win in New York. And Davis really showed up in overtime with four points and a couple of key blocked shots. That came after the Pelicans had a sluggish start to the fourth quarter. They had to erase a five-point deficit in the final few minutes of regulation.

DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday added 23 points and seven assists. Ian Clark added 15 points for the Pelicans, whose size inside ended up prevailing in overtime when Boston's barrage of 3-pointers stopped falling.

Kyrie Irving led Boston with 27 points. Now the challenge for the Pelicans. Repeat this performance against an Atlanta Hawks team that has the leagues worse record at 12-31. If they can avoid the upset, the Pelicans will have their first four-game win streak of the season and finish the road trip four-and-oh.

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