New Orleans Pelicans center Julius Randle shoots over Oklahoma City forward Paul George (13) in an NBA game in New Orleans.
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Davis-less Pelicans survive Thunder; Knicks end slide
(Associated Press) - February 16, 2019 - 12:00am

NEW ORLEANS — Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing All-Star Anthony Davis to a shoulder injury after the first half.

Davis was in the game when the first half ended, but kept his left arm still as he walked to the locker room shortly after fouling Nerlens Noel on an attempted shot block with his left hand in the final second of the second quarter.

Russell Westbrook increased his record triple-double streak to 11 games with 44 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. But he missed a late 3-point attempt when the Thunder trailed by five just inside the final minute of the game. New Orleans rebounded and held on from there.

In Atlanta,  Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points and New York snapped a franchise-worst, 18-game losing streak with a 106-91victory over Atlanta.

The Knicks ended their longest skid within a single season with their first victory since Jan. 4 at the Los Angeles Lakers. New York, with the Eastern Conference’s worst record and second-worst overall, had dropped 26 of 27.

Elsewhere,  Orlando ended a 13-game losing streak to Charlotte, winning 127-89 victory behind 21 points from reserve Terrence Ross.

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