Anthony Davis had 35 factors and 17 rebounds, Malik Beasley made seven 3-pointers within the first half and the Lakers took a 36-point lead within the second quarter on their technique to a 123-108 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night time.
Beasley completed with 24 factors for the Lakers, who shot 18-of-39 from 3-point vary, together with 15-of-27 earlier than halftime. D’Angelo Russell added 17 factors to assist the Lakers (34-35) transfer a recreation forward of New Orleans (33-36) within the Western Convention standings as each golf equipment attempt to keep in competition for a spot within the Western Convention. the postseason.
The groups entered the day in a four-way tie for tenth place within the convention.
Brandon Ingram returned to the New Orleans lineup after lacking two video games with a sprained proper ankle, however his 22 factors weren’t sufficient.
Herbert Jones and Trey Murphy III every scored 20 for the Pelicans, who trailed 75-40 at halftime and reduce their deficit to 13 when Ingram’s jumper made it 107-94.
Jones then intercepted Davis’ cross and tried to begin a quick break that might have introduced New Orleans inside 11 factors with 5 minutes to go, however Russell deflected Jones’ cross and Jones was fouled as he grabbed Russell to cease him. to obtain the ball.
That commerce began a 7-2 Lakers mini-run that pushed the result in 18.
The Lakers scored the primary 14 factors of the sport, beginning with eight straight by Davis on a layup when he was fouled, hit a 3-pointer and stepped again. Beasley and Russell every adopted with a 3, and Los Angeles’ lead by no means dipped under 10 after that.
Austin Reaves scored 14 factors and Rui Hachimura added 12 for the Lakers.