Anthony Davis powers Pelicans past the Lakers

Anthony Davis

and were off and running the moment Kobe Bryant’s 20-foot jumper bounced off the rim and into the hands of 7-foot Pelicans center Omer Asik.

Evans took the outlet pass, drove forcefully toward the left side of the lane and then flicked aloft an underhanded lob that Davis threw down for a crowd-pleasing, alley-oop dunk.

Solid defense against the only significant scoring threat the reeling possess right now created opportunities for New Orleans to run. Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the Pelicans opened a 23-point lead on their way to a 109-102 victory Wednesday night.

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