banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Game Summary - New Orleans at Atlanta



(Friday, March 21st)

Final Score: New Orleans 111, Atlanta 105

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Davis returned from a one-game absence to score 34 points with 11 rebounds and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 111-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Davis missed Wednesday's loss at home to the Toronto Raptors with an upper respiratory infection but returned on Friday to help the Pelicans to their sixth win in the last eight against Atlanta.

Tyreke Evans tallied 21 points with four steals and four assists, Brian Roberts contributed 16 points and Luke Babbitt added 11 points in the win.

Jeff Teague scored 26 points to go along with eight assists for the Hawks, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Paul Millsap deposited 20 points, Shelvin Mack had 18 and Pero Antic added 14 in the setback.

Mack started in place of Kyle Korver, who missed the contest due to back spasms.

"I'm a professional athlete and you got to stay ready," said Mack on starting in place of Korver. "You never know when your name is going to be called. Just try to come out and play hard."

New Orleans led 60-56 with just under five minutes left in the third when Atlanta went on a 13-1 run to take a 69-61 lead. Teague scored seven points during the spurt and Mike Scott capped it with a pair at the line with 2:01 remaining.

Babbitt knocked down a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds to go in the third to cap an 8-2 run to end the quarter and help the Pelicans close within two, 71-69, heading to the fourth.

Babbitt opened the final period with a three that ignited a 14-2 run and gave the Pelicans an 83-73 lead with nine minutes to play in the contest.

DeMarre Carroll's three-point play cut the deficit to four, 107-103, with 23.4 seconds to go, but it was too late.

Roberts and Davis each knocked down a pair of free throws around a Teague layup to halt Atlanta's streak.

"I think early in the fourth we made a little run," said Babbitt. "We went with a different lineup. We were able to space out a little bit. I think guys had driving lanes. I think at the start of the fourth we were able to make a run and we were able to keep it."

Each offense had trouble getting started in the early going as Atlanta grabbed a 9-8 lead after a Millsap layup with 5 1/2 minutes left in the first.

Davis then followed with two straight buckets to jump-start an 11-2 run to help the Pelicans take a 19-11 advantage.

Dennis Schroder and Scott stopped the momentum with shots from in close to cut the deficit to four and Atlanta trailed 20-16 after the first.

The Pelicans led by as many as six in the second, but a Mack 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left tied the game at 44-44 at the break.

Game Notes

New Orleans owned a 40-34 edge on the boards ... The Pelicans shot 36-for-70 from the field ... Atlanta made 38-of-85 of its attempts from the floor ... There were 11 lead changes and nine ties.

03/21 23:08:52 ET

Other Stories

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Rochester

    Tonight at 5:00 on METV 50.2

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at Jacksonville

    Saturday at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA LAX: Maryland vs. Denver

    Today at 12:45 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Kansas City at Detroit

    Today at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Detroit at Oakland

    Today at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NBA: Golden State at Houston

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
Final
HOU 10
DET 8
Final
BAL 2
MIA 5
Final
CIN 2
CLE 5
Final
OAK 7
TAM 2
Final
ANA 1
BOS 6
Final
MIL 1
ATL 2
Final
NYM 1
PIT 9
Final
PHI 1
WAS 4
Final
MIN 8
CWS 1
Final
STL 6
KAN 1
Final
CHC 3
ARI 4
Final
SDP 11
LOS 3
Final
SFG 2
COL 11
Final
TEX 5
NYY 2
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
9:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
 
Final
TAM 2
NYR 0
9:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR