MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Anthony Davis had 24 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks to move the New Orleans Pelicans one step closer to a playoff berth with a 100-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Tyreke Evans added 22 points and five assists and Eric Gordon scored 22 for the Pelicans (44-37). Their magic number for clinching a playoff spot in the rugged Western Conference has been reduced to one. They have the same record as Oklahoma City, but hold the tiebreaker heading into the season finale Wednesday against San Antonio.
Zach LaVine had 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Timberwolves (16-65). After the New York Knicks (17-64) beat Atlanta on Monday night, the Wolves now have the worst record in the league.