Mar 9, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried (35) is defended by New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) during the second quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans defeat the Denver Nuggets in overtime behind Anthony Davis’ big game, 111-107


The Denver Nuggets (27-35) two-game winning streak was snapped in New Orleans, falling to the Pelicans in overtime by the final of 111-107. Denver’s third-quarter woes came back to haunt them as New Orleans outscored them in the quarter, 30-19.

The Nuggets needed one stop to earn a victory over the Pelicans at Smoothie King Arena, but shooting guard Anthony Morrow would hit a contested jump-shot over Ty Lawson near the free-throw line to send the game into overtime tied up at 94.

Denver would trail the Pelicans 108-104 after a couple of made baskets as Wilson Chandler pulled down an offensive rebound. He would then bring it out and try to throw it to Randy Foye but would be picked off, resulting in two made free-throws from Tyreke Evans. Evan Fournier would come in and knock down a corner three but it was too late as the Pelicans came away with the 111-107 victory.

Power forward Anthony Davis put together a big game for the Pelicans, scoring 32 points on 10-of-20 shooting, collecting 17 rebounds, 3 assists, and 6 blocks. Davis would also go to the line sixteen times, cashing in twelve of them. His counterpart Kenneth Faried continues his stellar play of late, scoring a team-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting, collecting 14 rebounds and 2 assists in defeat.

Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson struggled from the field, knocking down just 3-of-12 shots but made up for it at the line going 9-of-11. Ty would finish the game with 15 points, 12 assists, and 2 steals. Denver blew a sixteen point lead in the game attributed to turnovers. J.J. Hickson would turn the ball over seven times off of the bench as the team finished with 27 for the game.

The Denver Nuggets (27-35) return back to action tomorrow night as they take on the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM MT.

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