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Jordan Hill scores career-best 21 points, leads Lakers' 116-95 rout of Pelicans

  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon, left, awkwardly passes the ball behind him as Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon, left, awkwardly passes the ball behind him as Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill smiles after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill smiles after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake, right, passes the ball as New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans, center, defends and Lakers center Pau Gasol watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake, right, passes the ball as New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans, center, defends and Lakers center Pau Gasol watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Jordan Hill had a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds in his first start of the season, and Pau Gasol added 14 points and eight rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers' 116-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.

Nick Young scored 17 points for Los Angeles, which lost five of its last seven before trouncing the Pelicans, who beat them handily last week in New Orleans.

Jodie Meeks and Xavier Henry scored 15 points apiece for the Lakers, who led by 20 points in the first half before coasting to their 12th win in their last 13 regular-season meetings with New Orleans.

Eric Gordon scored 17 points for the Pelicans, who have lost on the first two stops of their three-game West Coast road trip.