Anthony Davis, right, scored 30 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and added five blocks.
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) -
Anthony Davis tallied 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Houston Rockets, 99-90, on Thursday.
Jrue Holiday finished with 16 points and 10 assists and played his best basketball down the stretch to help the Pelicans win their second straight game. Holiday scored half of his points and dished out three assists in the final period.
Ryan Anderson and Dante Cunningham contributed 16 and 15 points, respectively, off the bench, and Omer Asik grabbed 11 boards for New Orleans.
Ranadive may be a mad genius
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Vivek Ranadive is widely credited with being one of the principal reasons the Kings still reign in Sacramento.
His ownership exhilarated a new fanbase and he helped expel the increasingly aloof Maloof brothers from the hierarchy of the Kings.
Ranadive's methods have been strange to say the least. Publicly, the Kings' owner has tinkered with the idea of having his team play 4-on-5 on the defensive end with an offensive cherry-picker hanging back.