Davis leads Pelicans into Indiana

(SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans will pay a visit to the Indiana Pacers Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Davis has scored 30 or more points four times in the last six games, averaging 24.2 points in that time, and pumped in 38 points with 12 rebounds in Sunday's 101-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The talented young big man is third in the NBA with 24.7 ppg and rebounded from a seven-point performance in a loss to Portland on Saturday. Davis scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the fourth quarter against OKC.

Ryan Anderson and Tyreke Evans scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, for the Pelicans, who shot 47.8 percent from the floor and have won three of four and six of their last nine games.

"It was a great character win for us, a lot of mental toughness was displayed," New Orleans coach Monty Williams said.

New Orleans, which is 14-0 when outshooting the opposition and 13-5 when scoring 100-plus points, is unbeaten in back-to-back road games and has a 6-9 record outside the Crescent City this season.

The Pacers ended a two-game losing streak with a 100-96 victory Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, as C.J. Miles scored a game-best 28 points and Roy Hibbert ended with 15 and eight rebounds.

David West finished with 14 points and is averaging that many in his last six games for Indiana, which blew a 19-point lead in the second half. Miles scored nine points in the decisive fourth quarter and the Pacers shot a season-high 50 percent from the floor.

"Our guys have been deep in the playoffs, they showed great composure and we were able to pull out the win," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said.

Indiana has two wins in its last 12 games and went 1-2 on its road trip. It is 5-8 at home.

The Pacers and Pelicans will play the first of two matchups this season and will meet again Feb. 11 in the Big Easy. Indiana took both meetings with New Orleans a season ago and has won the last six games in this series, including four straight in the Hoosier State.