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Lakers hold off Pelicans for second consecutive victory

Lakers hold off Pelicans for second consecutive victory

The Lakers won their second conseuctive game, defeating the Pelicans, 99-96, in New Orleans on Thursday night.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 27 points and 12 rebounds, making three three-point shots in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers hold off a desperate New Orleans squad.

Anthony Davis scored 39 points, making 16 of 25 shots, while collecting 11 rebounds to lead the Pelicans, but the Lakers survived the All-Star forward's big night.

Jordan Clarkson made his first eight shots to help the Lakers open up a double-digit lead. Clarkson missed his next six attempts, finishing with 18 points.

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