Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists as the New Orleans Pelicans ended their season on a high note with a 105-100 win over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
Evans, who also grabbed six rebounds, was coming off the best game of his career when he went for 41 points, nine boards and eight assists in a win over Oklahoma City on Monday.
Austin Rivers, who was ejected from the Thunder win following a second-quarter altercation with Nick Collison, donated 18 points and eight assists for the Pelicans. Anthony Morrow had 15 points off the bench.
The Pelicans (34-48) won their final two games after dropping eight straight.
Houston had already locked up the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference and rested starters James Harden and Chandler Parsons for this one. Troy Daniels paced the Rockets with a career-high 22 points in his first start of the season.
The Rockets will host the Portland Trail Blazers in the opening round of the playoffs.