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Pelicans blow lead in 94-93 loss to Hawks

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What a difference a night and the opponent made for the Pelicans. Fresh off their upset win in Boston Wednesday night, New Orleans follows that up with a floundering effort in Atlanta Thursday night and lose 94-93 to the team with the worse record in the NBA.

Again, they beat a Celtics team that had the best record in the east the night before and 24-hours later, they lose to the bottom feeder in the east and they blew a 19-point lead in doing so.

One of the problems. Anthony Davis, who's put up back to back 40-plus games, only scored eight against the hawks. His lowest career output when playing at least 20 minutes.

Atlanta guard Kent Bazemore drained a tough mid-range shot with 2.1 seconds remaining, lifting the Hawks to a come-from-behind victory over the Pelicans.

With the loss, the Pelicans (23-21) dropped from sixth to seventh in the western conference standings. They'll be back on the court Saturday night when they welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to the Smoothie King Center.

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