Return of Anthony Davis to the lineup not enough to beat Nets on the road

Return of Anthony Davis to the lineup not enough to beat Nets on the road
Anthony Davis pumped in 34 points for the Pels. (Source: Nola.com)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Anthony Davis returned to the lineup against the Nets after dealing with an illness, but his output still wasn’t enough to secure a win. A.D. scored 34 points, racked up a career-high 26 boards, and still the Pelicans lost, 126-121.

Elfrid Payton also contributed with 25 points, a season-high for the West Bank native. Julius Randle dropped in 21 points for the Pels.

New Orleans trailed by as many as 24 points in the contest, being down 68-44 in the second quarter. The Pelicans outscored the Nets by 13 in the fourth quarter, but it was too late.

New Orleans (17-22) continues their road trip Saturday night at Cleveland.

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