Anthony Davis dominates as Pelicans beat Pistons - Sunday night round-up

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Anthony Davis put on one hell of a show as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 111-106 on Sunday night.

The star center firmly planted himself in Pelicans record books with an incredible display that saw him score a franchise record 59 points. Davis didn't stop there, though, as he dominated on the glass to pull in 20 rebounds in an amazing overall performance - joining Shaq and Chris Webber as the only players to put up 50 and 20 in a game since 1983.

Reggie Jackson top scored for Detriot with 34 points on 11-of-20 shooting, helping to keep the game close, before the Pelicans closed out the win.

Cavs and Love topple OKC

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a big statement with a 115-92 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Oklahoma.

The Cavs are rolling under the head coaching of Tyronn Lue, winning their last five on the bounce with Kevin Love finally putting in the performances everyone knows he is capable of. Love finished as the game's top scorer with 29, to go along with his 11 boards.

LeBron James was close to another triple-double with a 25-7-11 stat line, while Richard Jefferson and J.R Smith both added 15 each.

Kevin Durant top-scored for OKC with 26, and Russell Westbrook had 20 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists but it wasn't enough as both teams finished the night with 40 wins.

Chicago downs the Lakers

Kobe Bryant failed to will the Los Angeles Lakers to a win in his last game against the Chicago Bulls.

Derrick Rose and E'Twaun Moore both finished the night with 24 points to lead the Bulls to a 126-115 victory over the Lakers in Bryant's final game at the United Center, with Moore shooting a perfect 4-4 from three-point range on the night.

Pau Gasol added 21 in his last game against his former Lakers teammate Bryant, who had 22 points of his own, leading the Lakers in scoring alongside 22 from Julius Randle.

Utah can't stop Portland

Damian Lillard followed up his domination of the Golden State Warriors on Friday with another impressive performance, as the Portland Trail Blazers ran out 115-111 winners over the Utah Jazz.

Lillard helped himself to 30 points and five assists, combining excellently with his backcourt buddy CJ McCollum who top scored on the night with 31.

Lillard hit four three-pointers in the space of 90 seconds to see the Blazers go on a 15-1 run in the third quarter, overturning a big Utah lead which the Jazz didn't recover from.

Derrick Favors led the Jazz with 22 points and eight rebounds while Gordon Hayward scored 21 points and Rodney Hood had 18.

The Spurs best the Suns

The San Antonio Spurs came out of Arizona with a 118-111 win over the Phoenix Suns in a game that was closer than anyone predicted.

Tony Parker top scored for the Spurs with 22 and LaMarcus Aldridge had a 19 point, 10 rebound double-double, but it was Patty Mills who took over with a three-point shooting clinic, equalling his career best six three's made in a game on 6-of-9 from beyond the arc.

Alex Len had a career-high 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Suns, who can be proud, despite it being their 11th loss in a row, after taking one of the best teams in the league all the way to the closing stages of the fourth quarter.

Indiana Overcome Orlando

The Indiana Pacers recorded a road win of their own in an Eastern Conference matchup against the Orlando Magic.

Monta Ellis scored 21 points and Paul George added 20 of his own to help the Pacers to a 105-102 win over the Magic, their fourth victory in their last five games.

On the Magic side of the ball, Evan Fournier top scored with a 23 and Nikola Vucecic had 19 points and 13 boards but Orlando struggled with their shooting all game - failing to punish Indiana for their 17 first half turnovers thanks to a team shooting percentage of just 41.4%.

The Pacers sit in the 5th seed in the East while the Magic trail them by 5 and a half games in 11th.

Raptors maul the Grizzlies

Back playing their first game in Toronto for three weeks, the Raptors treated their home crowd to a gritty 98-85 victory.

Five Raptors players hit double figures at the Air Canada Centre. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 21 while Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 12 rebounds on a night where defense was the name of the game.

Zach Randolph, Mario Chalmers, and Vince Carter scored 18,17 and 16, respectively, while Lance Stephenson had 16 points of his own in his first game for the Grizzlies since his trade from the LA Clippers.

Celtics silence Denver

The Boston Celtics walked into Denver off the back of a loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday night but came out of their game with the Nuggets with a 121-101 win.

The Celtics' All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas put in the performance of a leader, leading Boston with 22 points and 12 assists. Avery Bradley and Evan Turner both made significant contributions with 20 and 17 point nights.

Denver head coach Michael Malone seemed furious with his side after the game, saying their defense looked like it was still on holiday following the All-Star break. The Nuggets best players were their rookies, Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Jokic.

Nets get stung by Hornets

Kemba Walker was the star of the show in Brooklyn as the Charlotte Hornets came away from the Big Apple with a big 104-96 win.

Walker led all scorers with 28 points and Al Jefferson added 18 in his second game back from right knee surgery, as the Hornets continued their winning run, which now stands at five games on the bounce.

Joe Johnson top scored for Brooklyn with 17 on a night where several of the team played well enough to keep it close, with no one really kicking on to down Charlotte.

Mavs knock off the 76ers

In the final game of the Sunday night slate, the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a comfortable 129-103 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers.

This was the Mavericks' highest-scoring performance of the season as six players hit double figures, including 21 from Wes Matthews and 18 from Dirk Nowitzki.

Jahlil Okafor had 31 points for Philly but no one else really backed him up as the Sixers moved to 8-47 on the season.

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