The fourth-longest winning streak in NBA history came to an end Monday night, and New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis has a lot to do with it.
Davis had a monster game with 29 points and 13 rebounds, and the Pelicans stopped the Atlanta Hawks’ franchise-best winning streak at 19. The Pelicans also handed the Hawks only their third loss in 36 games, 115-100 on Monday night.
The Pelicans boast their own streak of sorts. They have won for the sixth time in seven games. That recent run of good form has included victories over other contending squads, such as Dallas and the Los Angeles Clippers, and has pulled the Pelicans (26-22) within a game of Phoenix (28-22) for eighth place in the Western Conference.
Jeff Teague scored 21 for Atlanta, while Eric Gordon scored 20 points for New Orleans, while Tyreke Evans scored 15 points and tied a season high with 12 assists for the fourth time in five games.
The Hawks made only seven of 22 3-point attempts and were outshot by New Orleans, 50 percent (43 of 86) to 44.9 percent (40 of 89).
Omer Asik grabbed 17 rebounds for New Orleans, which outrebounded Atlanta 52-32. Davis grabbed eight of his rebounds on the offensive end.
Paul Millsap scored 15 points and Kyle Korver 12 for Atlanta.
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