LOS ANGELES (AP) – Anthony Davis scored 23 points to overtake Kobe Bryant for the NBA scoring lead as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday.
Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing streak that included a 27-point drubbing by the Warriors on Thursday and a 20-point loss to the Clippers on Saturday night.
Bryant had 14 points in 31 minutes for the Lakers (5-16). Bryant and Davis entered Sunday 1-2 in the league in scoring average at 25.8 points and 25.3, respectively.
Jon Leuer scored a season-high 20 points for Memphis and matched his career best with 12 rebounds, leading the Grizzlies over the Miami Heat 103-87. Mike Conley added 18 points for Memphis, connecting on all eight of his shots, and Zach Randolph and Courtney Lee finished with 17 points apiece. Memphis went 8 for 13 from 3-point range and shot 59 percent from the field overall.
Dwyane Wade scored 25 points in Miami’s fourth straight loss. Josh McRoberts added 14 points.
At Atlanta, Paul Millsap scored 23 points and Kyle Korver had 15 as the Hawks downed the Denver Nuggets 96-84 for their sixth straight win.
Al Horford and DeMarre Carroll each had 11 points and combined for 17 Atlanta rebounds.
Wilson Chandler finished with a season-high 29 points for the Nuggets. The Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards 101-93 after Jeff Green scored 25 points and reserve Marcus Thornton had 21.