Anthony Davis scored 20 points with seven rebounds and six assists to lead the New Orleans Pelicans in a 113-92 victory over the Los Angels Lakers on Wednesday night.
New Orleans now sits 1 1/2 games behind Oklahoma City for the Western Conference's final playoff spot.
Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 18 points and 10 assists, while Tarik Black added a career-high 16 points.
The Lakers have lost three of their last four.
Los Angeles led 31-29 after the first quarter, then it was all New Orleans the rest of the way.
The Pelicans opened the second quarter on a 14-4 run for a 43-35 lead. The Lakers remained in striking distance until Anderson canned successive 3- pointers late in the frame to help the visitors to a 60-49 lead at the break.
Eric Gordon's 3-pointer with 5:25 left in the third put New Orleans up 81-61, and it held a 20-point edge entering the fourth. The Pelicans had no problem closing out the struggling Lakers in the final frame.
The Pelicans went 9-of-16 from behind the arc ... Each team committed seven turnovers ... Gordon and Quincy Pondexter each had 10 points in the win ... New Orleans' largest lead was 25.