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Davis lifts Pelicans over Grizzlies 95-92

Pelicans guard Brian Roberts and Grizzlies guard Mike Conley dive for a loose ball. (Lance Murphey/AP)
Pelicans guard Brian Roberts and Grizzlies guard Mike Conley dive for a loose ball. (Lance Murphey/AP)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Anthony Davis scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 95-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.

Tyreke Evans added 15 points, 11 of them in the fourth quarter. He also had seven assists.

Brian Roberts scored 13 points and Eric Gordon finished with 12 for the short-handed Pelicans, who won for only the second time in January. Alexis Ajinca scored 10 points for New Orleans.

Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 23 points and a season-high 20 rebounds as Memphis saw an end to its five-game winning streak. Courtney Lee had 19 points and Marc Gasol finished with 14 points. Mike Conley had 13 for Memphis, which has lost all three games against the Pelicans this year.

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