New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng, Andrew Wiggins and Ricky Rubio, right, of Spain, watch in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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The New Orleans Pelicans started their Mardi Gras celebration a few hours early, snapping a four-game losing streak by blitzing the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-102 Monday.Forward Anthony Davis led the way with 27 points on 13-of-22 shooting as the Pelicans blew open a close game in the second quarter and never looked back.Guard Jrue Holiday came off the bench to add 27 points for the Pelicans. And forward Ryan Anderson scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for New Orleans (19-32).Trailing 28-22 after one quarter, the Wolves scored the first five points of the second quarter to pull within a point at 28-27 .While Minnesota went nearly eight minutes without a field goal, the Pelicans got hot, going on a 22-3 run and opening up a 50-30 lead. Holiday paced New Orleans with 20 points, including a pair of three-pointers, in the first half, while Davis added 17 .
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