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Friday, March 7th (All times Eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (12-48) at New Orleans Pelicans (24-37), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Pelicans halted a long losing streak last time out and will try for consecutive victories Friday night when they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to the Smoothie King Center.

The Pelicans dropped eight in a row but salvaged a win on a five-game road trip with a 132-125 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, a nice way for the New Orleans faithful to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Anthony Davis scored 28 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to help the Pelicans. Eric Gordon scored 28 points and Tyreke Evans finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists for Pelicans, who return to the Big Easy for six in a row.

"It almost got away from us early in the fourth quarter, but it just feels good to win a game after all that we've been through," said New Orleans head coach Monty Williams. "Our guys deserve a lot of credit for their ability to stay in there and hang in there and not give in and try to get a win before we go back home."

New Orleans has only lost two straight at home and will welcome the Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors to town on this stay.

The Bucks' bid for consecutive wins for the first time all season was thwarted on Wednesday when they fell to the Sacramento Kings at home, 116-102. They had beaten the Utah Jazz on Monday.

Against the Kings, Brandon Knight scored 25 points to go with five rebounds and six assists and Jeff Adrien scored a career-high 15 for the Bucks, losers in three of their last four games.

Knight has scored 20-plus in 20 games this season, which matched his personal best from last season. He extended his career-best streak to 15 consecutive games scoring in double figures.

Khris Middleton was the only other Buck in double figures with 11.

"You have to be consistent," said Zaza Pachulia. "Consistency is very important in this league, especially for a young team like us. We had a lot of miscues."

The Bucks signed Tony Mitchell to a 10-day contract and he scored two points in his NBA debut against Sacramento.

The Pelicans have won five of six against the Bucks, including a win in Milwaukee on Feb. 12. The Bucks have lost 11 straight as the visitor in this series and have only one victory in New Orleans since the team moved there prior to the 2002-03 season.

03/07 10:31:10 ET

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