Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebounds, and the surprising New Orleans Pelicans took control in the third quarter on their way to a 106-100 victory over the equally surprising Sacramento Kings on Tuesday in Sacramento.
Ryan Anderson hit four three-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans (6-4), who outscored the Kings, 31-15, in the third. Tyreke Evans had 18 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, and Eric Gordon scored 17.
DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 17 rebounds for Sacramento, which dropped to 6-5 overall and 3-2 at home. Darren Collison had 13 points and 11 assists.
at Milwaukee 117, New York 113: Ersan Ilyasova had 20 points, and the rebuilding Bucks climbed above .500 for the first time in more than a year. Zaza Pachulia had season highs of 14 points and 13 rebounds for Milwaukee, which at 6-5 has a winning record for the first time since March 20, 2013, when it was 34-33. Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 for the Knicks, who cut what was once a 26-point deficit to 115-113 with 7.9 seconds to play.
at Utah 98, Oklahoma City 81: Alec Burks had 20 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and the Jazz handed the reeling, injury-wracked Thunder its third straight loss and seventh in nine games. Enes Kanter had 16 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for Utah, which enjoyed a 55-44 edge on the boards. Jeremy Lamb scored 19 points for Oklahoma City, which continues to play without injured stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.