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.
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.