The New Orleans Pelicans overcame the loss of Anthony Davis and 41 points by Cleveland's LeBron James to defeat the Cavaliers, 119-114, Friday night at New Orleans.
Davis left the game in the first quarter after taking an elbow to the chest while jostling for position during a free throw by Kevin Love. The Pelicans, however, picked themselves up as Tyreke Evans had 31 points and 10 assists, and Ryan Anderson tied a career high by making eight three-point shots en route to his 30 points.
James, returning from a one-game absence because of a sore knee, made 17 of 24 shots, and Love added 21 points but the Cavaliers trailed by as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter. Kyrie Irving played one night after hurting his left knee in a collision with Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook, but missed his first nine shots and did not score any of his 17 points until the final period.
at Chicago 115, Portland 106: Derrick Rose, who tore the meniscus in his right knee against the Trail Blazers last season, scored over 30 points for the first time since March 12, 2012, in the Bulls' victory.
at Atlanta 87, Orlando 81: Paul Millsap scored 23 points as the Hawks got their ninth consecutive victory, their longest win streak since they opened the 1997-98 season with 11 wins in a row.
at Memphis 113, Charlotte 107 (2 OT): Mike Conley scored six of his 19 points in the second overtime to help lift the Grizzlies.
at Toronto 106, Indiana 94: Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 14 rebounds, and Lou Williams scored 26 points as the Raptors handed the Pacers their seventh consecutive loss.
New York 101, at Boston 95: Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points as the Knicks ended a 10-game losing streak. It was only the second road win of the Knicks' season.
at Brooklyn 88, Philadelphia 70: The Nets opened the fourth quarter with a 10-0 run after leading only 63-60.
Oklahoma City 111, at Minnesota 92: Russell Westbrook scored 20 of his 34 points in the first half, and the Thunder got its fifth straight victory.
Detroit 105, at Phoenix 103: Andre Drummond sank a free throw with 2.5 seconds left, part of his 23 points, to lead the Pistons to victory. The Suns turned the ball over on their last possession of the game.