facebook
twitter
search
search

NBA: New Orleans 105, Denver 89

Dec. 27, 2013 at 11:37 PM

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Tyreke Evans came off the bench to flirt with a triple-double Friday, leading New Orleans to a 105-89 triumph over Denver.

The Pelicans have won consecutive games after losing four in a row. They placed six players in double figures and owned a 17-point lead heading into the final period.

Evans scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dealt out 10 assists. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis both scored 17 points for the Pelicans while Ryan Anderson contributed 16 points and 10 boards.

Denver lost its season-worst fifth straight game, failing to reach 100 points in any of those setbacks. The Nuggets were held to 40 percent shooting and lost the rebounding battle 53-42.

Wilson Chandler scored 22 points for Denver.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
UFC title-bout pullout has MMA chirping
New York Yankees take care of distracted Los Angeles Angels
Burnett, homers propel Pittsburgh Pirates over Detroit Tigers
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Women's World Cup: Own goal sends Japan to final