LOS ANGELES – Anthony Davis scored 46 points against his former team, Danny Green added 25, and the Los Angeles Lakers won a 123:11 win against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.
It was Davis' second game in a row with 40 points against the team for which he had played seven seasons after being the top overall winner in 2012. He also had 13 rebounds for his 16th double double of the season.
LeBron James had 17 points and 15 assists for the Lakers, who have won four times in a row after four defeats in the season. It is the first time this season that Los Angeles has won four or more games.
Davis had 19 points in the third quarter. J.J. Redick's 3-pointer pulled the pelicans into the second half within 74-67 less than 2 minutes before Los Angeles took the lead with 26-9. Davis had 17 points during the sprint, including three 3-pointers.
The Lakers were up 105-83 at the end of the third quarter, but the pelicans gathered in the fourth quarter and reached 5 minutes within eight minutes. However, New Orleans couldn't get any closer.
Former Lakers Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram led New Orleans on their return to the Staples Center. Ball scored 23 points in team height and Ingram added 22 when the pelicans had their winning streak in four games. Ingram, Ball and Josh Hart were greeted with a video during the first break.
Green had 17 points in the first quarter, including five 3-points as the Lakers of 18 ended late in the quarter.
Los Angeles had taken the lead 64-51 when New Orleans took 1:50 nine points behind 64-60 in the first half. The Lakers beat the Pelicans 10-2, including seven from Davis, and led 74-62 at halftime.
Zion Williamson did some work before the game and did some 3v3 exercises.