Anthony Davis piled up 34 points and 11 rebounds as the Pelicans dominated the Celtics 108-89 in New Orleans.
The Pelicans trailed by eight after the first quarter and outscored Boston 88-to-61 the rest of the way.
Boston was once again without Kyrie Irving. Jayson Tatum tried to pick u the slack with 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting for the Celtics, who have fallen to five games behind the Raptors for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
The blowout was a nice rebound from a loss Saturday night against the Rockets.
James Harden racked up 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead Houston past the Pelicans 107-101.
Chris Paul posted 21 points, eight boards and five helpers for Houston, which has won four straight and 21 of its last 22 overall. Trevor Ariza added 17 points in the victory.
Davis notched 26 points and 13 rebounds to pace the Pelicans. Jrue Holiday had 19 points to go with eight assists and six boards.
At 40-and-30 New Orleans is in a three-way tie with the Jazz and Spurs for the fifth slot out west.