NBA roundup: Pelicans win fourth straight, gain ground in playoff bid

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Anthony Davis' 32 points, 10 rebounds help New Orleans rout 76ers 99-74, move with 1 1/2 games of Suns in West

Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night in New Orleans.

Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon had 13 for the Pelicans, who improved to 24-21 and moved to within 1 1/2 games of Phoenix for the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference. Tyreke Evans tied a season high, set one night earlier, with 12 assists.

K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points for the 76ers, who lost their sixth straight. Henry Sims and Luc Mbah a Moute each had 14 points.

Philadelphia played without Michael Carter-Williams, who was sidelined by an upper respiratory infection.

Davis made 12 of 19 field-goal attempts, including five layups and five crowd-pleasing dunks, and made all eight of his free throws as New Orleans (24-21) went three games above .500 for the first time since Coach Monty Williams' first season in 2010-11.

at Oklahoma City 92, Minnesota 84: Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, Serge Ibaka added 13 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Thunder won without Kevin Durant, who sat out after spraining the big toe on his left foot Sunday against Cleveland . Westbrook shot just seven for 22 from the field, but was four for six in the fourth quarter, when he scored 11 points to help the Thunder remain in control. Reserves Anthony Morrow and Reggie Jackson each scored 14 points to help Oklahoma City's bench outscore Minnesota's, 45-21. Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points, Thaddeus Young had 22 and Gorgui Dieng had a season-high 18 rebounds for the league-worst Timberwolves, who shot a season-low 34.1% from the field.

Boston 99, at Utah 90: Tayshaun Prince, acquired from Memphis in a trade two weeks ago, scored 19 points, and the Celtics held on after squandering much of a 24-point halftime lead. Tyler Zeller had 14 points and seven rebounds for Boston, which outscored the Jazz, 38-14, in the second quarter. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points for Utah.

at Memphis 103, Orlando 94: Zach Randolph had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Marc Gasol had 16 points and 10 boards, and the Grizzlies won their third in a row. Nikola Vucevic and Victor Oladipo each scored 18 points and Vucevic also had 12 rebounds for the Magic, which has lost six straight.

Sacramento at New York, postponed, snow: The game was rescheduled for March 3.

Portland at Brooklyn, postponed, snow: The game was rescheduled for April 6.

Denver at Clippers, late

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