Pelicans Win Third Straight, Beat Spurs 140-126

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(AP) Anthony Davis had 29 points and nine rebounds, Julius Randle added 21 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 25 minutes, and New Orleans won its third straight in a 140-126 victory over the San Antonio Spurs Monday night.

Randle injected the Pelicans with the hustle and play-making they needed from their top reserve. He had six of New Orleans' 14 offensive rebounds as New Orleans totaled 21 second-chance points. He also made nine of his 13 shots. 

After the game, Randle said he went right at the Spurs once he came off the bench. "Just aggressive. When I got in the game, I just wanted to push the pace, with them being one of the slower-paced teams in the league."

E'Twaun Moore scored 24 points and Jrue Holiday 21 for New Orleans, which shot nearly 58 percent (59 of 102). Nikola Mirotic hit three of four 3-point attempts and finished with 13 points, while second-year pro Frank Jackson, who because of injury did not make his debut until this season, scored 12 points. 

DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Bryn Forbes added 20 for the Spurs, who've lost four of five. Dante Cunningham hit all five 3s he attempted and scored 19 points, but did not score in the second half. Rudy Gay added 17 points. 

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