The New Orleans Pelicans pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Lakers by 11 points.
The Lakers ran out of gas against the younger, athletic Pelicans, especially with second-year forward-center
providing a dominant performance with a career-high 32 points. Davis also had 12 rebounds and six blocked shots.
With the loss, the Lakers fall to 3-4 on the season. They shot only 38.8% from the field and 31.6% from behind the three-point arc in New Orleans.
The Pelicans shot 43.7% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range. Point guard
Five Lakers scored in double figures but
The Lakers return to Los Angeles after a 1-2 road trip, hosting the
The Pelicans visit the
Neither team had an easy time scoring in the third quarter. The Lakers held the Pelicans to only14 points, trimming the seven-point halftime deficit to three.
The Lakers are being led by
The two teams combined for 15 turnovers, eight by the Lakers.
The Pelicans went on a late surge to push a one-point lead to seven at the half.
New Orleans shot 50% from the field.
stepped into the starting lineup at the other guard spot.
The Lakers (3-3) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (2-3) on Friday night in the second night of consecutive games.
After Thursday night's emotional victory over the
The Lakers are expected to sit Steve Nash when the team plays on consecutive nights.
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