Feb 5, 2014 11:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-100 on Wednesday night.
Brian Roberts scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, including an off-balance driving floater with 20.5 seconds left that gave New Orleans a five-point lead.
Eric Gordon added 18 points and Anthony Morrow 16 for the Pelicans, who have won six of their last nine games.
Paul Millsap had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who have lost two in a row. DeMarre Carroll added 22 points.
Atlanta was in position to win when Mike Scott's 3-pointer capped an 8-0 run and gave the Hawks an 83-76 lead with 7:45 to play, but the Pelicans then ran off nine straight points to regain the lead.
Scott hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for the Hawks, while Jeff Teague had 11 points and 13 assists and Lou Williams had 11 points.
The teams stayed within single digits of each other for nearly the entire game. The largest lead for either team was 10 for New Orleans after Davis' free throws late in the fourth quarter. That lead lasted all of 8 seconds before Scott hit a 3.
Atlanta had 14 3s on 30 attempts from deep, with Carroll hitting four. The Hawks had one stretch in which they hit nine straight 3-point attempts - their last four of the second quarter and first five of the third.
The Hawks led for the entire third quarter, taking their largest lead at 54-47 on Carroll's 3 12 seconds into the period.
The Pelicans, however, scored 20 points on free throws, while Atlanta had only 10. New Orleans also outrebounded Atlanta 50-38.
NOTES: The Pelicans have scheduled a ceremony on Thursday to rename the New Orleans Arena as the Smoothie King Center. Pelicans officials confirmed to The Associated Press and several other media outlets on Wednesday afternoon that they had reached a 10-year naming rights agreement with the Louisiana-based company. ... Davis blocked one shot, ending a streak of seven games in which he'd blocked at least four. ... Atlanta's Kyle Korver was 2 for 5 from 3-point range.
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