Friday, June 22, 2018
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Pacers can't handle Davis, Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis had 35 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, rookie Buddy Hield scored a career-high 21, and the Pelicans defeated the Pacers 102-95 Thursday night.

Davis highlighted a dynamic performance with two 3-pointers and a couple of driving dunks. He was at his best during a pivotal 15-0 Pelicans run inside the final five minutes, when he converted a three-point play on a driving dunk, hit a 3, added four free throws and blocked two shots.

Jrue Holiday, who started the surge with a driving layup, had 16.

Myles Turner scored 26 for Indiana, but the Pacers missed eight straight shots during a four-minute scoring drought in the fourth quarter. Indiana's Jeff Teague added 21.

Game Highlights: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 and Jabari Parker added 28 to lead the host Bucks to a 108-97 victory over the Bulls. Milwaukee led the entire game and was up by 24 early in the fourth quarter, but it had to hold on to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bulls lost for the fifth time in seven games despite 21 points from Jimmy Butler and 20 from Dwyane Wade.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, 38, told German magazine Bild he would consider retiring after the season if his health does not improve. Nowitzki has played in only five games this season because of a strained right Achilles. … The Grizzlies waived former FSU guard Toney Douglas.

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