Davis scored 45 points, making it his third consecutive 40-point game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Anthony Davis scored 45 points as the New Orleans Pelicans jolted the Boston Celtics 116-113 in an overtime thriller at the TD Garden Tuesday.The 24-year-old power forward showed sensational form, also chipping in with 16 rebounds and two assists, as the Pelicans improved to 23-20 to rise to sixth place in the Western Conference standings.It was the third consecutive 40-point game for Davis, who scored 48 against the New York Knicks Sunday and 41 against Portland Friday.Davis was backed with 23 points from Jrue Holiday while DeMarcus Cousins added 19 .D.J. Augustin posted 18 points from the bench on a night when six Magic players cracked double digits.Jimmy Butler led the scoring for the Timberwolves with 28 points while Taj Gibson chipped in with 18 points and Karl-Anthony Towns 15 .
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