Davis was 14 for 18 from the field in New Orleans’ third straight win. Darius Miller scored 12 points, and Jameer Nelson had 10.
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Davis had his 45th double-double of the season and finished with 30 or more points for the 32nd time.
Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and New Orleans won for the fourth time in five games by defeating the Timberwolves 123-109 on Sunday.
DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 10 rebounds, but the Pelicans fell to 1-6 with him in the lineup.
Anthony Davis added 31 points for the Pelicans, who swept the season series for the second straight year and just the second time ever.
The NBA announced Tuesday that the 6-foot-11 forward-center will miss Wednesday night’s home game against the Detroit Pistons.
Cousins played his first game as a Pelican Thursday.
Davis had 29 points, and Cousins finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds.
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