Davis Leads Pelicans Past Timberwolves

Updated: 02/08/2014 7:01 AM KSTP.com

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) pulls in a rebound against New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The Pelicans won 98-91.
Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love (42) pulls in a rebound against New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The Pelicans won 98-91.
Photo: Photo:AP/ Gerald Herbert

Anthony Davis responded to his selection to the Western Conference All-Star squad with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night.

Eric Gordon scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to fuel New Orleans' comeback, while Davis, who was appointed by to the All-Star team in place of injured Kobe Bryant earlier in the day, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked his only shot in the final period.

Brian Roberts added 16 points, including a 22-foot pullup jumper to make it 96-91 with 22 seconds left, and the Pelicans made 13 of 20 shots in the fourth quarter, outscoring Minnesota 37-20 in the period.

Kevin Love had 26 points and 19 rebounds for Minnesota, while Corey Brewer had 16 points and Kevin Martin 15.

Associated Press