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Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson power New Orleans Pelicans past Sacramento Kings 106-100

  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon, left, goes up for a shot past Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon, left, goes up for a shot past Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, right, grabs a rebound against New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, right, grabs a rebound against New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay, left, drives to the basket as New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca, right, of France, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay, left, drives to the basket as New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca, right, of France, looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

Anthony Davis had 28 points and nine rebound to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Sacramento Kings 106-100 on Tuesday on Tuesday night.

Ryan Anderson hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the Pelicans, who outscored the Kings 31-15 in the third. Tyreke Evans had 18 points, and Eric Gordon scored 17.

DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 17 rebounds for Sacramento, which dropped to 3-2 at home. Darren Collison added 13 points and 11 assists, and Jason Thompson finished with 15 points and nine rebounds.

Evans, who had 11 fourth-quarter points, made an off-balance shot over Cousins from close range and Davis converted one of two free throws, giving New Orleans a 103-97 lead with 28.8 seconds to go.

The Pelicans trailed 54-45 at halftime, but Davis and Anderson led the way during the big third period. Davis got free numerous times inside and had 10 points and Anderson made three 3-pointers to help New Orleans to a 76-69 lead heading into the fourth.

Behind the scoring of Evans and Gordon, the Pelicans built a 98-87 lead. But Sacramento responded with seven unanswered points and Cousins delivered a three-point play, cutting the lead to three points with 1:09 left.

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TIP-INS

Pelicans: Starting C Omer Asik missed his second straight game due to lower back pain. Alexis Ajinca started in his place. ... Evans is 14 for 30 from 3-point range this season. In four of the past five seasons, he shot 29 percent or less, including 22 percent last year.

Kings: Prior to the game, Gay signed a $40 million, three-year contract extension. The formal announcement will take place Wednesday. ... Thompson had 10 points in the opening quarter.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: At Denver on Friday night.

Kings: Host Chicago on Thursday night.