Anthony Davis has 45, Pelicans end Celtics’ 7-game win streak in OT

Anthony Davis has 45, Pelicans end Celtics’ 7-game win streak in OT
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) is defended by New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins (0) during the second half at TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)
Updated 17 January 2018

Anthony Davis has 45, Pelicans end Celtics’ 7-game win streak in OT

Anthony Davis has 45, Pelicans end Celtics’ 7-game win streak in OT

BOSTON: Anthony Davis had 45 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime victory over Boston on Tuesday night, ending the Celtics’ seven-game winning streak.
Davis, who scored 48 on Sunday in an overtime win in New York, had four points in overtime and blocked two shots for the Pelicans, who overcame a sluggish start to the fourth quarter and erased a five-point deficit in the final few minutes of regulation.
DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday added 23 points and seven assists. Ian Clark added 15 points for the Pelicans, whose size inside ended up prevailing in overtime when Boston’s barrage of 3-pointers stopped falling.
Kyrie Irving led Boston with 27 points and Al Horford had 14 points and nine rebounds. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown added 16 points apiece for the Celtics, who attempted a season-high 50 3-pointers.