Davis did not appear at all bothered by the injury that kept him out of Wednesday night's narrow loss in Memphis, scoring on everything from explosive dribble drives to soaring dunks. Al-Farouq Aminu contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who also got 19 points from Jusuf Nurkic and 17 from Shabazz Napier. "When you score 113 points, you can't really look at the offense".
Portland opened a 75-67 lead to start the third quarter.
Davis' three-point play gave New Orleans a 103-99 advantage with five minutes to play. The Pelicans preserved a single-digit lead the rest of the way.
New Orleans has hovered around the.500 mark for much of the season and have split their last 10 games. He passed Geoff Petrie, who scored 9,732 from 1970-76.
Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins stepped up in Davis' absence and averaged 38.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in the two contests against Portland. The two have proven that they can work efficiently alongside each other as both have each recorded at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the same game 13 times, which no other duo this season has accomplished that on more than five occasions.
Pacers 97, Cavaliers 95: Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and IN rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit to beat Cleveland. Improved to 2-1 against the Trail Blazers this season, winning the first meeting in New Orleans. The teams will meet once more this season.
Cousins played coy when asked if his aggressiveness against Portland was personal.
When asked specifically about what Nurkic said on the court, Cousins responded, "I don't hear anything he's saying".
New Orleans led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter when Cousins' 3 capped a 16-4 run that made it 45-29.
But Lillard, who had just four points midway through the second quarter, added nine quick points during a 13-4 run, hitting two 3s and a driving layup as he was fouled.
McCollum and Aminu added 3s to further close the gap, and Lillard's steal of Holiday's pass and breakaway dunk tied it at 61 heading into halftime. The Trail Blazers shot 12/42 on treys and missed several in key spots while trailing to overcome a manageable late deficit. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line.