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Davis Leads Pelicans Past Timberwolves

Updated: 02/08/2014 7:01 AM
Created: 02/07/2014 11:41 PM KSTP.com

Anthony Davis responded to his selection to the Western Conference All-Star squad with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night.

Eric Gordon scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to fuel New Orleans' comeback, while Davis, who was appointed by to the All-Star team in place of injured Kobe Bryant earlier in the day, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked his only shot in the final period.

Brian Roberts added 16 points, including a 22-foot pullup jumper to make it 96-91 with 22 seconds left, and the Pelicans made 13 of 20 shots in the fourth quarter, outscoring Minnesota 37-20 in the period.

Kevin Love had 26 points and 19 rebounds for Minnesota, while Corey Brewer had 16 points and Kevin Martin 15.

Associated Press

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) pulls in a rebound against New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The Pelicans won 98-91.
Photo:AP/ Gerald Herbert

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