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Davis, Evans carry Pelicans past Celtics 95-92

  • Associated Press
  • January 3, 2014 - 9:30 PM

BOSTON — Anthony Davis had 23 points and nine rebounds and Tyreke Evans scored 16 points with a key basket late to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 95-92 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

The win may prove costly for the Pelicans after reserve forward Ryan Anderson was taken from the court on a stretcher after he collided with Boston's Gerald Wallace early in the fourth quarter. Both players went to the floor hard. Anderson had 13 points and seven boards before leaving.

The Celtics said a preliminary diagnosis indicated a "cervical stinger."

New Orleans won for the fourth time in six games, but had lost six of its last seven on the road.

Avery Bradley led Boston with 22 points. Jeff Green and Brandon Bass each scored 16. Jared Sullinger added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Green also had 11 boards.

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