Davis powers Pelicans past Celtics in overtime

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Updated: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:13:51 EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in overtime to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 121-120 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

Tyreke Evans added 26 points and Gordon had 19 for the Pelicans, who had lost two consecutive games. Gordon's foul shots with 9.4 seconds remaining gave the Pelicans a 121-117 lead.

Davis did not score in overtime but controlled the middle by grabbing six rebounds. His previous high for points was Friday night when he scored 36 in a loss against Portland.

Jeff Green scored 39 points, including three big free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation, but Boston lost its fourth consecutive game.

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